Commenting on his decision to join Pratham’s board of directors, Zakaria said, “Pratham works hard to address perhaps the single greatest challenge in India - education. And it does so with intelligence, effectiveness and integrity. I’m proud to be associated with it.”
“It is an absolute privilege to welcome Fareed to our national board,” said Dinyar Devitre, Executive Chairman of Pratham USA. Devitre added, “As Pratham approaches its 20th year of delivering a large scale, low-cost, and replicable model for driving measurable change in learning outcomes for underserved children in India, Pratham USA, with its network of 14 chapters across the United States, continues to play a critical supportive role. Fareed is a big, bold thinker, and he will be a force for good in Pratham’s work to improve the basic learning experience of underserved students in India”.