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Interesting links – on Pratham, Sheela Murthy and more

January 19, 2010

Here are some links to interesting reading for the week:

The Toronto Star features Indo-Canadian entrepreneurs, including Aditya Jha (whom SAPP profiled recently) – and concludes that “many are already giving back significantly to the mainstream community.”

The American Pakistan Foundation is a great example of diaspora philanthropy in action.  Founded last May, the group seeks to play a role in the development of Pakistan through philanthropy from the United States.  (H/T to Asian American Giving).

(c/o Pratham)

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) announced this week the selection of Pratham, India’s largest educational nonprofit organization, as the recipient of the fifth annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. The Henry Kravis Prize, which carries a $250,000 award designated to the recipient organization, recognizes extraordinary leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Sheela Murthy is featured in Asian American Giving as an example of a South Asian with diverse giving interests – both here and abroad.  She really fits with some of the diversity in giving I’ve been talking about with regard to the Haiti earthquake.

Another example of Asian American diaspora giving to think about – Check out the OneVietnam Network, “whose mission is to connect and organize the people and groups that want to make Vietnam a better place to learn, work, and live.”

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