Global Activism: Keeping kids in school in India

July 24, 2014

Courtesy of Pratham USA
Pratham Balwadis provide India’s 3-5 year-olds with a place and program for learning.

According to UNICEF, in India, more than 70 percent of children drop out before finishing school. Pratham USA, co-founded by Yogi Patel, is dedicated to youth education, literacy and vocational training in India and it reports that over half of India’s children in the 5th grade can’t read at a 2nd grade level. We'll talk with Raj Rajaram, president of Pratham USA, about the work they're doing to try to improve education and opportunity for children in India.

 

 

Pratham USA Chicago Walk-a-thon:

Walk or Run For Literacy

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 9:00 AM

Harms Wood Forest Preserve (Grove 3), Morton Grove, IL