Join Sonali in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2015 (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Every book I read helps educate a child in India
My name is Sonali and I’m a senior at Lovejoy High School. I’m involved in Theater, Speech and Debate, and Mock Trial, as well as Pratham and a few other nonprofit organizations. In my free time I enjoy attending classes at Hogwarts, binge-watching entire TV shows on Netflix, traveling the world (via either book or airplane) and breaking out into song during normal conversations. I hope to attend college and major in Political Science next fall. This is my second year as a Pratham Reading Coordinator.
Pratham is a really important cause to me for a few reasons. I believe that education is the most important tool we have in order to create better opportunities for ourselves. In another life, I very easily could have been a child in India relying on foundations like Pratham in order to get an education. I am so lucky to have so much in my life, that it would be very wrong for me to not try to give back.
It only costs Pratham $25 to educate a child in India for an entire year. In the United States, $25 is a new backpack for school, or maybe just lunch. For a child in India, it could mean the world. I’ve pledged to read one book, every single week, from now until the end of the Readathon. You can stay updated on my books, as well as the events I will be hosting through my school right here on my page.
Please, if you are able, consider making a donation to Pratham. You never know who you could be education. These children in India could be the next Steve Jobs, or the next Bill Gates. They just need someone to take a chance on them.
Take a chance.
I can’t believe summer is already more than half way over! So far I’ve stayed true to my promise to read a book a week. Here is my list so far.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mykoskie
On Writing by Stephen King
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
I am currently in the middle of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. I’m excited to watch the movie for the first time as soon as I finish the book.
Hope your summer has been going well! I can’t wait to here about all of your adventures.
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.