Join Anuj in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2015 (Austin)
Every book I read helps educate a child in India
Hi I’m Anuj Patel! This is my third year doing the readathon. I love doing this because I love reading and helping people! I love reading about killer whales, which also happens to be my favorite animal. My favorite color is red and I want to be a dentist when I grow up. I also love to sing and dance.
I have been a part of my sister’s team, Shriya Patel. Our teams goal is to raise $2000. Please help us achieve our goal and we’d also love to have you join our team! Thank you so much!
– Anuj Patel
Hello! Today I read a book about ladybugs.
Here’s what I learned…
Not all ladybugs are female. In fact most of them are males. They are called ladybugs because they were dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Ladybugs eat aphids, a small microscopic green insect that kills plants. While adult ladybugs are very pretty, baby ladybugs are hairy and gray. Pupa ladybugs are yellow with spots that look like lines. But each ladybug is different because there are 4,000 different ladybug species known to man. The lifespan of a ladybug is about 3 weeks. Fun fact: The reason ladybugs are red is because it tells predators that they do not taste good and are poisonous.
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 scalable 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 Well.”
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.