Eton Half Olympic Tri-athletes support Pratham in its goal to bring literacy to 100 million children in India!

Eton Half Olympic Tri-athletes support Pratham in its goal to bring literacy to 100 million children in India!

Child literacy is an indispensable means for effective social and economic participation, contributing to human development and poverty reduction. The right to education is also a fundamental human right – UNESCO

33 tri-athletes took part in the Eton Half Olympic Triathlon on Saturday 23rd May at Dorney Lake, Berkshire to raise funds for Pratham – the international charity dedicated to helping illiterate and under privileged children in India with reading, writing and basic arithmetic. Participants comprised an international group representing the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, India, Iran, Kenya, New Zealand, UK, USA and included three members of the Pratham UK Board of Trustees.

Cheered on by Pratham supporters, the tri-athletes braved the 14°C cold water for the start of their gruelling 750m swim to support the cause of educating illiterate children in India. All Pratham participants successfully managed the swim phase before beginning phase two of the event – a 20km cycle around Dorney Lake – before the 5km run final phase of the event. First over the Finish Line was Sandy Sehmi, completing the entire triathlon in an incredible 01:15:03. Lucy Hallett came in an impressive first for the ladies clocking up a time of 01:30:22.

All 33 Pratham participants successfully completed the three phases of the Eton Half Olympic triathlon, testing their physical stamina in order to help make a difference through educating children. All funds raised by Pratham UK support Pratham’s work in India, which has already helped over 21 million children gain literacy skills. Pratham UK works closely with the UK community in holding fundraising and awareness building events throughout the year. Volunteers raise money through multiple sporting and social events such as the London Marathon, the British 10km Run, London and the Human Race Super Sprint Triathlon, Eton.

To make a donation and help raise funds to educate a large number of illiterate children in India, please visit

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