Pratham is an international 5O1C3 organization that provides necessities for kids in need of materials for their education. They also provide support to battered and abused women by teaching them vocational and business skills, which helps them get back up on their feet. It is a prestigious organization that originated in India whose goal was to help decrease the illiteracy rate there, but now is based all around the world and even has a headquarters in Houston. Their mission statement is: Every child in school and learning well. The main goals include ensuring that children are able to get an education and that abused women are able to restart their life while learning the skills they need in order to be successful.
The Pratham Club at Elkins High School will engage students to help support the local organization with such initiatives as readathons, yearly events, fundraisers, and socials. Elkins Pratham strives to promote Pratham’s goal as well as fundraise for specific causes within the organization with the help of all the active members.
Isha Taneja and Janavi Seshadri
Isha Taneja (Left) and Janavi Seshadri (Right) are the Co-founders of this club and founded it for their want to be able to promote the same cause as Pratham. They both believe that education is very important and that every kid should have the opportunity to be able to learn.
Hi Everyone! My name is Caleb Abraham and I am the Vice President for Pratham. My task in Pratham is to serve as a helping hand to the presidents and to make sure that everyone is completing their tasks. I also help with coming up with ideas for socials and making sure that everyone is having a good time. I joined Pratham because I always had a passion for helping out the less fortunate and I wanted to make sure that everyone had access to education.
2020- 2021 Executive Board
Below are the officers for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Co-presidents: Isha Taneja and Janavi Seshadri
- Vice President: Caleb Abraham
- Treasurer: Andrew Kulkarni
- Secretary: Crystal Ding
- Communications Officer: Jevine Kong
- Senior Activities Officer: Aanshi Trivedi
- Activities Officers: Shreyas Kannanganat and Sayok Bose
- Participation Officer: Brianna Bach
- Social Media Officer: Ritika Byali
- Pratham Ambassador: Patrick Nwabue
Elkins Paratham Sponsor:
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