"I had always dreamed of becoming a successful and independent woman. The Pratham course gave me something far greater than the skills to get a job at a fancy hotel. Pratham gave me the motivation and self-confidence to keep moving ahead," said Mangala Mehar, one of the beneficiaries of the organisation's educational programmes.
In her speech, CEO of Pratham Rukmini Banerji praised the significant support the organisation has received from Google and a family-based trust to experiment with digital learning and determine the optimum solution for educating India's 100 million children who are functionally illiterate. In his keynote speech at the Chicago fundraiser on September 21, Genpact President and CEO N V "Tiger" Tyagarajan stressed the importance of educating girls.
"It's my firm belief that when you educate girls and women in society, the society changes. Women have this tremendous power of actually changing the sociocultural fabric of countries," Tyagarajan said.
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