Pratham Austin Readathon 2018

admin@qs3 | June 12, 2018

By Swati Nigam

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon of 12th May, 15 families got together for the Austin Readathon 2018 Launch at the Lost Creek Park to learn more about Readathon as well as sign up for the Austin Readathon Team!

The reading and fundraising efforts of participants of 2017 Austin Readathon was also appreciated with trophies and certificates.

Pratham Readathon 2018 aims to encourage and bring together kids in the US during summers to read books and also raise funds for the less fortunate children in India attend free Pratham classes to learn to read, write, count and stay in school.

Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of children have participated in the Readathon each year and their families and friends have supported them by donating.

(Did you know, it takes only $25 to provide this intervention for a child for a whole year and make a lasting positive impact!)

With the funds raised by 300 participants of the Pratham USA Readathon last year, 6,000 children in 225 villages in 3 districts (Baleshwar, Bargarh, and Khordha) in Odisha, India are learning to read, write and do arithmetic.

Kids of all age groups can participate in Pratham Readathon, and children who are too young to read can have a parent or older sibling read to them.

To know more about Pratham Readathon and join the Austin team, you can browse at, look for Austin in the Teams page.

You can email in case of any questions.

As children across Austin turn the pages of their books, many would be doing more than just enjoying the written word – they would also be earning money to help others!

Come become a part of the Austin Readathon Team and help change the future of a child in India simply by reading books this summer!