Join Ananya in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2015 (Chicago)


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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

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Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Hi Everyone!

I am volunteering in the Pratham Readathon of 2015 because I want to help less fortunate children attend schools to learn how to read and write. Pratham is a non-profit organization that has educated millions of kids in India since it was created in 1995. It is very well known and has won a lot of international awards for its work in helped the educate kids that don’t have access to schools. Pratham raises money and awareness in the US for this important cause.

To educate one child for one entire year all Pratham needs is $25! Think about it, all you have to do is donate 25$ and one kid’s dream could come true. People take things for granted, like how much money their family has or going to school. Kids all over the world don’t get what many have. They dream to become a doctor and help other people but they can’t do that without school!

I think of reading as a partner to me because when I am feeling down I can read and cheer myself up. I want every single kid in the world to feel that way when they read. I was so happy when I found a way to read to help other kids read too! All I need to make some kids smile is your donation and my love for reading. Please help those kids out there who have dreams waiting to be granted by making a donation to my page today!


Most Recent Books I Have Read (sent July 22)

Magyk: This book is about a girl who is taken in by a poor family, but she is really the princess. The princess is being chased by some assasins so the princess, her father, the extraordinary wizard, her brother and a young army boy set out to defeat the bad people. Number of Pages: Around 475 pages

Flyte: This is the second book in the series of Magyk. One of the princesses brothers turns evil and sets out to capture hte princess. It is up to the young army boy, to save her. This series is very good, I really enjoyed it. Number of Pages: Around 280

Physik: In this book The three main character get trapped in the past. They have to find a way to escape the past and get back to their own time before it is too late for them. Number of Pages: Around 485

Specials: This book goes back to the Uglies series. This is the fourth and last book in the series. The main character is not Tally Youngblood anymore but Aya. Aya wants to be famous, like her brother, but how much trouble will she go into to do that? Soon before she realizes it her whole fame turns out into a disaster starting witha city killer. Pages: 372

The Watsons Go To Burmingham: This is a funny story about a family that goes out to their grandmothers house for a vacaton. When they reach their grandmothers house there is a terrible suprise in store for them. Pages: 210

The Runaways: This is a sweet and touching story about a circus that has to break apart because of World War I. The main elephant, Shanti, and her calf, Tara, are split apart. It is still to early for Tara to be away from her mother for she needs milk. The circus dog and Tara go on an adventure to find Shanti before it is too late. Pages: 272

Books: I am Going to Read
Yankee Girl
The Magykal Papers of Septimus Heap
The Darke Toad

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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

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