Join Murali in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2015 (Milwaukee)


$930 from 14 donors 3 updates $1,250 goal
What is the Readathon?
Pratham USA Readathon 2015 is a fundraising initiative that encourages kids in the U.S. to read more books and raise money to help less fortunate kids in India learn to read.
How does it work?
Kids ask their friends and family to donate money to Pratham for every book they read. The more books they read, the more money they raise. Learn more here.
Where does my money go?
All donations to the Readathon go to support Pratham’s work for child education in India. With the help of trained professionals and dedicated volunteers, Pratham runs pre-schools and after-school programs in many cities and villages of India so that underprivileged children can read, write and count at their appropriate grade level. Pratham needs only $25 to educate one child for one whole year.Pratham receives 97% of the money you donate here. 2.9% + 30 cents is charged by the credit card processing company. We thank SeeYourImpact for providing Pratham with its Storytelling Donation platform free of cost.
Who can participate?
Kids of any age can participate (adults too!). Children too young to read can have a parent or older siblings read to them.
Why participate?
Reading is good for everyone. Reading to help others learn to read is Great!Participating in this Readathon is an amazing way to do community service, and enjoy the benefits of reading at the same time – increased vocabulary, improved communication skills and the joy of helping others.
Are there prizes?
Yes! Trophies will be given to readers who raise $250 or more. A Young Reader Award for the reader who raises the most money and a Young Leader Award for the Readathon Coordinator who demonstrates strong leadership skills and whose team raises a significant amount of money. Certificates of Appreciation for all readers. More information is available here.
What is a Readathon Coordinator?
A Readathon Coordinator (RC) is a high school student who will lead a team of younger readers and guide, support, and cheer them on in meeting their reading and fundraising goals for the Readathon. A RC will learn good management and leadership skills, and can also enjoy all the benefits of being a reader. For more information, click here.
How do I know if my donation makes a difference?
With every $1,000 raised, Pratham is able to educate 40 children for one whole year. Readers and donors can read some stories of children who attend Pratham schools by clicking here

Thanks to...

Oct 30
Shyam view profile
Shyam made a $100 contribution
Oct 12
Amit view profile
Amit made a $250 contribution
Sep 27
Vinod view profile
Vinod made a $100 contribution
Sep 23
Vinod view profile
Vinod made a $50 contribution
Sep 14
Praveen view profile
Praveen made a $25 contribution
Susan view profile
Susan made a $25 contribution
Sep 13
Pramod view profile
Pramod made a $25 contribution
Sep 11
Madhu view profile
Madhu made a $30 contribution
Sep 10
Sandeep view profile
Sandeep made a $25 contribution
Sep 9
Sajith view profile
Sajith made a $25 contribution
Sobha view profile
Sobha made a $25 contribution
Sep 6
Jyothish view profile
Jyothish made a $60 contribution
Sep 3
Manjula view profile
Manjula made a $75 contribution
Sep 2
Aparna view profile
Aparna made a $40 contribution
Aug 30
Abhilash view profile
Abhilash made a $25 contribution
Jun 12
Vinod view profile
Vinod made a $50 contribution

Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Dear Friends,

This is my second year participating in the Pratham Readathon, and I hope that this year will be just as rewarding as the last. Last year I acted as a coordinator for the Milwaukee pseudo-chapter and managed to raise $2000. This year, my goal is to continue helping the Milwaukee team fundraise with the new coordinators by branching out into different communities within Milwaukee and creating a sense of responsibility and duty to volunteer. Thank you to everyone who helps with this goal and I look forward to the 2015 Readathon season!


Free to Read (sent September 13)

The book I chose for the Free to Read video challenge is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

read more updates »

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

Tell Murali why you this cause!