Pratham Chicago 5K Walk Goes The Distance For Educational Programs In India | Indian of the world


On the morning of September 12, Pratham Chicago hosted its annual Chicago 5K Walk in Busse Woods, with over 150 registrations, which helped raise awareness and fund Pratham’s education programs for underprivileged children in India.

The walk was also Pratham Chicago’s first in-person event in over a year, according to a press release.

Participants were greeted with a hot cup of tea when they entered and registered. They discovered Pratham while exercising and socializing in the great outdoors. After crossing the finish line, fans enjoyed a hot South Indian breakfast of upma, vadas and kesari.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on families and communities in India, the statement noted, adding that school closures due to closures are causing significant learning loss for children. who have not been in school for more than 20 months.

Participants gathered on the march to support the work Pratham is doing to ensure that children’s learning in India continues during the pandemic.

Srinivas Reddy, Indo-American President of Pratham Chicago, said: “This year’s Pratham 5K walk was our first in-person event in almost two years and was a great success. It was wonderful to meet so many current and new Pratham supporters in the Chicago area. It is truly inspiring to see our community here supporting the education of children and youth in underserved communities in India. “

Pratham Chicago plans to host the march again in the summer of 2022.

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