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October 29, 2009

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October 29, 2009

I have always been very impressed with Pratham's stories and activities to eradicate child labor. Also, I think very highly of Pratham teachers and their dedication to this cause. Their ASER 2009 program and Read India initiative have been really good.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

you can help help in any way you want. Also, there is no restriction on amounts you donate. So, you can donate whenever and any amounts you can afford. You do not have to be rich to support the cause.

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they had an active DC chapter which met regularly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

I have been involved in this organization since 2001 as a volunteer fundraiser. I have watched with pride the success of the mission of Pratham - every child in school and learning. If you make education available next door and fun - children will learn. It is a simple concept!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Phenominal. It has inspired the educated younger generation to give bakc the gift of education.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wipe out illiteracy in the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

I have heard about this organization for a long time, but than I had a chance to attend events. What I saw there was very impressive, more than what I expected. Giving a hope to children and let them know that humanity is still alive, people care. Children get education which is a very vital part for their future as well as country’s future. Adult gets job to teach this children which provides for their family needs. Pratham is People’s network for betterment of people. Pratham is reaching its goal in minimum expenses by its highly professional and dedicated volunteers.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very professional and dedicated to there goals. Helping each other for the cause and raising more funds. Even some has done matching contribution for the donation they receive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

I have been a Pratham volunteer and donor for over five years. I have visited Pratham programs in Dharavi and other slums in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Auranagabad, New Delhi. Each of my visits has been reassuring that Pratham is making a big difference and very focused on its mission to ensure all children are in school and learning well. I am convinced that my time and money spent on Pratham is my best investment with lifelong dividends in the form of smiles on the faces of children. Go visit Pratham.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reviwing the ASER results in the states like Madhya Pradesh.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it is a lean organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly professionala and very motivated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

drastically improve the quality of primary education and lift the literacy rate from 65% to 85% within a decade.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 19, 2009

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October 19, 2009

Once you are introduced to Pratham first hand in India it is hard not to get involved in helping the organization carry out its mission: Every child in school and learning well. I was introduced to Pratham in December 2005 on a visit to Mumbai. Visiting India for the first time it was very clear that India is a country of contrast: the very rich right next to the very poor. The post secondary education system is set up as a pure meritocracy, yet the poor are not afforded primary education to enable themselves to even get to the level to test for entrance into these universities. What is powerful about the work that Pratham is doing is that Pratham helps equalize the playing field and enables underprivileged children to receive an education and have more opportunities for their future. After visiting Pratham, supporting the organization was an easy decision.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mumbai, India

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 19, 2009

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October 19, 2009

What really attracted me to Pratham was its focus on the efficiency of its funds utlization and on improving the effectiveness of its programs. I feel it brings necessary private sector discipline to a public cause. Leveraging off volunteers and government infrastructure (where possible), Pratham strives to keep overhead costs to a minimum. It is reassuring to know that only a minimal amount of the money donated will be lost to friction. Additionally, it is refreshing to see the close cooperation between Pratham and policy think-tanks such as MIT's poverty action Lab to constantly monitor Pratham's programs and finesse it to make them more effective. This hard-headed approach to its mission makes me comfortable that my donations will not be lost in a sea of good-intentions but will actually be put to work to deliver results

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

going to a number of balwadis in the Delhi region

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 19, 2009

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October 19, 2009

Education not just helps a person how to make a living, but also how to live. I have found Pratham to be very effective in educating and providing right guidance to less fortunate amongst us. I got a chance to visit few of Pratham projects around Ahmedabad, and got first hand view of how enthusiatic teachers were, how knowledgeable and dedicated its support staff is and how excited and interested were the kids going to Pratham schools. In addition to being a donor, visit to Pratham projects has inspired me to be a volunteer member of Pratham team delivering education to needy and underprivileged kids. I hope to participate in near future. I would strongly recommend Pratham as a first choice for charity.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my visit to a few Pratham projects around Ahmedabad. Pratham team is doing a great job.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

dedication of Pratham staff, enthusiasm of teachers and keen participation by kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, knowledeable and enthusiatic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to many more kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 18, 2009

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October 18, 2009

If Education is a Passport to Success - then Pratham Program is their VISA stamp...Pratham is about 4 S's Pratham is about SCALE, reaching tens of millions of kids in India across all states... Pratham is about SUSTAINABILITY, with lowest overhead cost of any NGO (The kids does not go to school, the school comes to the kid!) Pratham is about SIMPLICITY, whose success can be measured, monitored, replicated and rewarded. This is core IP of Pratham! Pratham is about SUCCESS in the smile of a child's eye, and thirst of knowledge to become 'street-smart': achieve the wisdom of when to say NO and when to say YES!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more ways than one...where the quality of people you meet is more than the money they can give...the positive influence they can have over other givers...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is the way each of donors are treated like they are royalty and that every dollar has an impact

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, caring, giving, committed and treated people with respect and long-term view in mind...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

revolutionize early-childhood education and eradicate child illiteracy...preventing future terrorists from being recruited or created. education is key to getting them out of the vicious cycle of drudgery and victimization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001

October 18, 2009

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October 18, 2009

Pratham USA with its grass root initiatives in Indai understands the importance of education for children. Every child has the right to education and dream big. Pratham, through its education projects, delivers this to children in India. More than 92 percent of the donations made to Pratham go directly to these projects in India benefiting children. One of the best charities in India. Please take a look at their IRS 990 and you will be assured that your donations are benefiting to improve literacy and reduce child labor in India. Please visit my page http://www.firstgiving.com/gautamsachdev

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Literacy

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go to improve the foundation of learning

Ways to make it better...

My employer matched my contributions

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 18, 2009

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October 18, 2009

Pratham has been an important organization in our lives. Education frees us and brings beauty into our lives. To be able to give that gift to others gives me such joy. And Pratham does it all with such a dedicated team and uses all its resouces well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A trip my husband made to visit a Pratham school in India.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dedication of volunteers here in the States.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate more children. The model itself is brilliant.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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