Instead of giving gifts for Sarah and Nikhil's wedding, they both chose something they are pasionate about-- education.
Although they are world travelers, Sarah and Nikhil also love home. Nikhil chose a charity that helps children receive an education in India.
Some facts about education in India:
* More than 50% of India's fifth graders cannot read a second-grade text.
* By 2020, India will account for 28% of the world's workforce. However, only 2% of its current workers have received any formal training.
* Almost 80% of India's girls drop out of school before reaching grade 8.
* Over 92% of the funds raised by Pratham USA go directly to support programs in India.
What is Pratham?
Pratham was founded on the belief that every child has the right to a quality education. Two decades later, we are one of India’s largest and most successful non-governmental education organizations, having affected the lives of more than 50 million underprivileged children since our inception in 1995. Pratham USA is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) charity with 14 chapters across the United States that raise awareness and mobilize financial resources for our work on the ground.
For more information, please go to: https://prathamusa.org/