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August 24, 2010 > Pratham brings a positive change through education

Pratham brings a positive change through education

Submitted By Kabir Kumar

As one candle lights another, Pratham, India's leading education movement, lets the light of education burn clear and bright. The non-profit is creating a long-term sustainable change through education and making a tangible difference in the lives of children and their families every day. Pratham reaches 33 million children through its rural and urban programs - 500,000 children in 43 cities through its Urban Learning Center Program (ULC) alone. The cost is merely $25 per year to support a child at a ULC.

The volunteer-run Pratham Bay Area Chapter is proud to host Bollywood actress Amrita Rao as Chief Guest, with a keynote speech from Premal Shah, founder and president of Kiva.org. The evening will be catered by Mint Restaurant, with performances by musical talent Eastern Winds, as seen on America's Got Talent the Mona Sampath Khan Dance Company, and seasoned comedians Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Kabir Singh.

Pratham, founded in 1994, leads the educational movement in India, including pre-schools, community libraries, and remedial learning programs reaching 33 million children in cities and rural areas. With the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gates Foundation, GE Foundation and Google.org, Pratham aims to reach 100 million children in India who cannot read, write, or do basic math.

For more information please contact Amar Rao, President, Pratham Bay Area; Rohini Parulekar and Neelema Tandon, Gala Chairs 2010 at bayarea@prathamusa.org or (510) 463-1255.

Pratham - Education movement
Saturday, August 28
6 p.m.
Malavalli Hall
India Community Center
525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas
(510) 463-1255
bayarea@prathamusa.org

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