Donors Speak
Dr Sanjay Badri-Maharaj ( BA, MA, PhD )

Author, Barrister and Attorney at Law

“The entire Trinidad Indian population came down as indentured labourers- “coolies” to use the offensive term of the British empire. If it was not for education we would never have escaped poverty. I would be a poor excuse of a man if I did not try to help out those in India who didn’t get a chance. Furthermore when I look at the Aser reports I see the same problems of Trinidad reflected therein. The state system delivers poor learning outcomes to the majority while a minority through private schools and tuition thrive. Please rest assured of my support so long as I am able.”

Anonymous Donor

About PraDigi at the 2017 Pratham UK Gala.

“I love technology so this pledge was near and dear to my heart! 🙂 What I also really liked about donating this amount was the mention that it would help a specific village. One of my beliefs is to go narrow instead of wide and realize the impact.”

Vivek Khandelwal

Owner, Emdico, one of UK’s largest diamond & fine jewellery wholesalers.

“Pratham is truly a great cause that appeals to us a family. Its key focus on children’s education aids them to better themselves and be lifted out of the poverty cycle. To be able to provide the foundations for a young person’s quality of education can only enhance their future prospects… Thank you to Pratham.”

Yash Dubal

Award-winning immigration lawyer, and Vitality London Marathon Finisher for Pratham UK.
“Education is a fundamental human right and Pratham is providing a cost-effective, efficient and scalable solution by addressing the root problems.”

Rebecca Winthrop

Director, Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.
“Pratham piloted the Read India programme aimed at students who are unable to keep up with the level of teaching in their classrooms. They organised extra tutoring for these kids and have come up with different ways of organising this. It has become very effective in increasing reading levels.”

Amanda Hamilton

Founder, Drink Me Chai, one of UK’s biggest tea retailers.
“Pratham understands how to address this crisis and through its Read India programme, they are working tirelessly to improve the lives of millions of children. I am proud that Drink Me Chai can play a part in helping young people and their families realize their hopes for a better future.”