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Building with Pratham - An Intern's Experience with Pratham
Hi, my name is Phil Yao and I want to thank Pratham for an incredible summer—I’m sure I will have a fruitful relationship with Pratham moving forward. One thing I will never forget is going on a field visit along with Shabdagandha Kulkarni and Tanvi Deshpande to a Pratham school here in Mumbai and interviewing the children there. It seemed to me that they really cared about their education in a way that is now becoming quite rare at least in the United States. The children I encountered didn’t take their education for granted, and that was something really refreshing to see.
Phil Yao is an intern with Pratham from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He worked previously teaching literature and writing in a nonprofit called Prep for Prep (of which he is an alumnus), as well as planning a new technology high school and formulating computer science curricula for the NYC public school system during his time in Mayor Bloomberg’s office at City Hall. Phil became fascinated with Pratham’s extensive work across over 20 states of India.
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