Join Aishwarya Iyer in support of Every book I read helps educate a child in India (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Every book I read helps educate a child in India
My name is Aishwarya Iyer and I’m a high school senior at the School for the Talented and Gifted Magnet in Dallas, Texas.
I am participating in Pratham Readathon 2013 because I want to help underprivileged children in India attend Pratham schools and learn to read and write. Pratham is a not-for-profit organization that has been educating millions of kids in India since its founding in 1994. It is very well known and has won many international awards for its work to promote child education and literacy. Pratham USA raises funds and awareness for this cause.
I have always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. When I was in middle school, I participated in the Dollar-A-Square fundraiser with North South Foundation, and every Halloween, I went around my neighborhood doing Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF instead of collecting candy.
I’m also a firm believer that everyone deserves the chance to receive a proper education, no matter who they are. I have been lucky enough my entire life to receive the best education there is, but I want to give the not-so-fortunate children back home access to the same opportunities that I’ve had. No child should be barred from that for any reason, especially not due a family’s inability to pay. That’s why I am currently participating in the 2013 Pratham Readathon.
Pratham needs only $25 to educate one child for an entire year. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. From a very young age, I’ve been a voracious reader; my parents always called me a ‘bookworm’ because that’s what I did in my free time. So what better way to help children in India receive a proper education than to do what I love most – read.
I would greatly appreciate if you could help me reach my goal! With your support, I will be able to help many children. So please, support me and this worthy cause by making a donation today.
I would like to thank several more people for donating to this fundraiser:
Vinaya Raghuram for a donation of $25;
Vinutha Kolathaya for a donation of $20;
Yaji Jayanti for a donation of $20;
Sandeep Prabhu for a donation of $10;
Priya Sureka for a donation of $10;
Varalakshmi Polamraju for a donation of $5;
Sini Sumedh for a donation of $5.
I’d also like to thank Neeta Vora contributing $50 to this cause. Thank you all!
Pratham USA - Every Child In School and Learning Well
Pratham is the largest not-for-profit organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. Pratham uses very low-cost and scalablee methods and works in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers and volunteers across the country to educate millions of children every year. Pratham’s mission is “Every Child in School and Learning
Pratham USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a four-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator accepts tax deductible contributions from U.S. donors to help Pratham continue and expand its work for child literacy and education. For more information, visit www.prathamusa.org.