Join Leela in support of Pratham USA Readathon 2016 (Austin)


$335 from 6 donors 2 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.

Thanks to...

Jul 6
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Vandana made a $50 contribution
Jul 1
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Divya made a $25 contribution
Jun 29
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Bhavna made a $10 contribution
Jun 27
Anita & Srini view profile
Anita & Srini made a $35 contribution
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Meena made a $40 contribution
Jun 26
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Leela made a $175 contribution

Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Dear Family,

I am participating in Pratham USA Readathon 2016 because I want to help kids in India be able to learn how to read and write, so that they can have fun and we will be helping our community.

My goal is to read eight chapter books during the summer. I will update this page with how many I have read. Please feel free to donate however much you can per book I am pledging to read.

Pratham needs only $25 to educate one child for one whole year. I love to read because it helps you learn and you can always learn new things and even if you don’t understand what you are reading, you can ask your parents and get help. Reading is fun and awesome!

your reading star
Leela Mutyala!

I met my Pratham goal! (sent July 21)

hello supporters!

I wanted to let you know some exciting news! Not only did I reach my goal of reading but I passed it! My goal was to read eight chapter books and I just completed my 11th book! I really got into the Ivy and Bean series, about two girls that cause trouble while solving a mystery and having fun at the same time. The book I am reading right now (my 12th one) is called Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record. I am happy that the kids in India will be getting money for books and supplies, it’s exciting to be a part of the Pratham Readathon…I LOVE TO READ!

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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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