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


$75 from 2 donors 2 updates $250 goal
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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Jun 30
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Jyotika made a $50 contribution
$25 from 1 offline donor

Every book I read helps educate a child in India

Dear Friends,

Hello! I am currently participating in Pratham USA Readathon 2016.I am participating in this program because I would like to help less fortunate children get a proper education to vastly increase their learning abilities. 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. Reading is my favorite hobby because when I read, it helps me use my imagination to truly understand the thoughts of the author, it helps me increase my vocabulary, and it gives me more knowledge about the world we live in. I am so happy that with your donation, my reading will help many other children. I plan to read 40 books this year. Please support my Readathon by making a donation to Pratham USA today. Thank you so much!

Vinayak A.

June 2016 update(Update #2) (sent June 27)

Hello! So far I have read 5 more great books this summer!

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells- This tells the story of mad scientist who arrives in a small town called Bramblehurst. The townsfolk get suspicious of him quickly, and rightfully so. It turns out he is driving himself crazy trying to find the formula for invisibility. This suspense-filled novel will keep you reading through the entire book.

Me & Jack by Danette Haworth- This great novel is about a boy named Joshua who has trouble fitting in as “the new kid.” But, he finds a new dog that just connects with him and they grow attached to each other. He’s not very popular due to his dad being in the military during the time of a controversial war, the Vietnam War. So, when accusations are made against his dog, he will have to defend Jack( his dog), himself, and his entire family. Read this phenomenal page-turner to discover this great story.

Hawaii Island legends by Mary Pukui- This book has a variety of interesting stories that incorporate Hawaiian culture. There are stories of gods, godesses, chiefs, and people with superhuman abilities. Read this book to see all of these fascinating stories.

Todhunter Moon, Book One: Pathfinder by Angie Sage-This book is truly a great start to the sequel series of the great Septimus Heap series. It tells the story of a great adventure,where a young PathFinder named Tod Hunter Moon goes to save her family from Darke( dark in the Septimus Heap Universe) sorcerers. To do this she must truly find her own Magyk( a special type of magic in the Septimus Heap Universe) and embrace herself as a PathFinder. Read this riveting novel to see this epic plot play out.

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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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