Join Kabir in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2016 (Phoenix)


$310 from 5 donors 8 updates $250 goal met!
What is the Readathon?
Pratham USA Readathon 2016 is a fundraising initiative that encourages kids in the U.S. to read books and raise money to help underprivileged kids in India learn to read, write and count.
How does it work?
With a parent’s help, kids ask their friends and family to donate money to Pratham for every book they read. The more books they read and the more people they ask, the more money they raise.
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.
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 – expanded vocabulary, improved communication skills and increased knowledge.
Are there prizes?
Yes! Medals and Trophies for readers who raise more money so that more kids are helped. 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.
What is a Readathon Coordinator?
A Readathon Coordinator (RC) is a high school student who leads a team of younger readers and guides, supports and cheers them on in meeting their reading and fundraising goals for the Readathon. An RC will learn good management and leadership skills and can also enjoy all the benefits of being a reader. Volunteering experience as RC may be used to fulfill honor society requirements or to build up the resume.
How do I know if my donation makes a difference?
In addition to various impact stories you can read here some participating families have also visited Pratham programs in India to see the impact with their own eyes. You can contact us if you want to plan a visit to a Pratham site or have specific questions. In addition, Pratham is a four star rated charity (highest possible rating) by the Charity Navigator.
I want more details.
Here are some more details about Readathon. Here is more information about Pratham.

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Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Dear Friends,

I am participating in Pratham USA Readathon 2016 because I want to help less fortunate children attend Pratham schools and learn to read, write and count well. Pratham is a not-for-profit organization that is educating millions of kids in India since it was founded in 1995. It is very well known and has won many international awards for its work in child literacy and education. Pratham USA raises funds and awareness in the US for this important cause. Please visit for more information.

Pratham needs only $25 to educate one child for one whole year. I love to read because when I read, I can learn a lot, meet new people, discover new places, find new ideas, improve my vocabulary, use my imagination and never get bored! I am so happy that with your donation, my reading will help many other children. I am going to read 20 books. Please support my Readathon by making a donation to Pratham USA today.

Kabir/Avi Cheema

Update #7 (sent July 14)

Hello I am back and since my last update i have read the following books:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
A sequel to Divergent, it is just as great if not better. The city Tris knows is on the brink of a war. The Erudite faction leader has become evil and is using the Dauntless and putting attack serums in the people. The problem is that the Divergent can resist the serum and find out that the brain-dead Dauntless are attacking Abnegation. Tris’ life just kept getting better and better as you can tell. Find out what happens in the story!
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The last book of the Divergent series and written in dual perspective. Tris and her friends are offered the chance to leave the city and go beyond the fence and 8 people go including Tris, Tobias, Christina, Uriah, and a couple more. They will discover how small they are compared to the whole world and the secret that has been kept from them for their whole life.
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Michael is living a normal life with lots of technology. He goes to the VirtNet everyday. The VirtNet is basically a simulation of real life but if you die you are still alive in the real world. But when an insane gamer comes and starts rining the VirtNet. Michael and his friends are sent to do it.
The Rule Of Thoughts by James Dashner
Michael is not a real person. He is a Tangent. He got put into a human body by Kaine now and he has to find his friends. But when Kaine tells him to go and meet him, Michael runs away and is in danger but he finds out where his friends actually live.

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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 or visit our page on Facebook, or Instagram”.

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