Join us at Word Vancouver on Sunday, Sept 25, 2016

Word Vancouver LogoOrganized by The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society, Word Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. The festival is held during the last week of September, from the 21st to the 25th, at various venues throughout the city. The festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.

Feel free to come visit us during this festival on Sept 25th, 2016 at Library Square. You’ll find us on Hamilton Street under one of the Exhibitors Tents!

We encourage everyone to visit the festival on the other days to see what it’s all about! You can find more details about the festival by clicking here.

Annual Pratham BC Walk-A-Thon

Pratham BC Annual Walk-a-thon is coming up on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 11:30 am. Thanks to your continued support, we have been able to help lead the change for effective education in India. As Little as $20 can change a life of a child in rural area… can cover 15 days food vocational skill programme student… can contribute towards starting girls education… And much more… Please come join us this Sunday, August 30th to our annual Walk-a-thon. You Can Make A Difference! Run, Walk Or Come Out To Support Participants For Literacy.

Click here for more details.

Post-Gala Update: Thank You All For Your Support!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying this good stretch of weather! Pratham BC would like to take this moment to thank each and everyone of you for making the 10th Anniversary Valentine’s Gala such a huge success. The event was sold out with an attendance of over 425 supporters. Aside from a tasty dinner, there was a dance, raffle, live auction and live band! Also, for the first time ever, our attendees were able to witness a live video Q & A conference with some teachers and children right out of Pune, India. Five children sang the National Anthem, it was a heart-warming experience. The proceeds collected from the Gala amounted to $34, 924.82. Thank you all for making this possible. A list of supporters who have contributed $500 or more can be found on our supporters page. If you would like to make a contribution to our cause, please visit our donation page for more details. We are now accepting credit cards for online donations.

We would also like to thank The Times of Canada and both Vinay Sharma & Enrique Vidal for including Pratham BC in their Valentine’s Day Photo Contest and providing the Photo Booth at the Gala. Photos are available to be seen online here.  Also we would like to thank Radio Stations RJ1200 & RED FM along with Joy TV – The Harpreet Singh Show for helping us promote Pratham’s work to their audience here in the Vancouver Greater Lower Mainland.

In other updates, we are pleased to announce that we are getting ready for our Annual General Meeting. If you would like to join our team in volunteering your time, please contact us  or Kandarp Patel at  Tel .(604) 724-4281

Anniversary Gala Update

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Just a quick update on this evening’s event, tickets are officially SOLD OUT! Thank you everyone for such tremendous support and we look forward to seeing you this evening. As a friendly reminder for this evening, doors open at 6:30PM and the dress code is red & black formal attire.

Pratham BC on Harpreet Singh Show

Watch Kandarp’s interview on Harpreet Singh Show. He shares with us Pratham’s goals and other information related to Pratham’s operations. If you aren’t already familiar with Pratham’s work, this clip will help you get started.


Pratham BC’s 10th Year Anniversary Celebration Gala

Thanks to your support, for the past 10 years we have been able to help lead the change for effective education in India. This coming Valentine’s Day you can Light Up a Child’s Heart by joining us for our 10th Year Anniversary Gala. There will be a vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet, along with tons of entertainment (live auction, cash bar, raffle prizes & more!). All proceeds will help provide a child the tools necessary to escape a lifetime of poverty and exploitation.

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