October 19, 2009
Pratham has inspired me in so many ways - and not just to raise money or other typical ways a ngo involves people, but it has changed the way I think and feel. I am connected in a deep and meaningful way with other expat indians, the village school children and also non-indians, who give their time and energy to make india a better place. They all are individuals who have shown me how to be and act as a 'world citizen' and I can not thank Pratham enough for this fundamental mind - and heart - shift.
In addition to that, the Pratham slogan - every child in school and learning well - is to be exemplary of Pratham's multi-layered approach. Not only do they want every child, no matter what sex, caste - in school, but they want them to be 'learning well'. Its not just about a symbol, but about true education and empowerment.
As we hear so often from politicians making promises: children are the future. At Pratham, these really are our children (metaphorically, at least) and as guardians of their planet and future, we really make itqwg our responsibility to provide them with the key to an empowered life filled with opportunity for self-improvement, achievement and friendship. All the while creating a sense of belonging, connectedness and purpose for ourselves.
Thank you Pratham!!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The feeling of belong, togetherness, connectedness and purpose between the people raising money and creating awaresness together as well as bewteen them and the people they are raising money for.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Get every child in India to go to school, enjoy a social network there, learn and be empowered by their education and everything else you leanr about people, the world and yourself at school.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & attended meetings, met founders etc.