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Last modified: January 12, 2013, 11:21 AM
Teach For India, a project of Teach To Lead, is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and professionals who will commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who will become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education.
Teach For India currently has 500 Fellows teaching across 5 cities and 200 Alumni. For 2013, we are seeking Fellows to teach in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. Today, Teach For India Fellows are teaching approximately 16,000 children in these five cities. The Teach For India movement is fast gaining momentum among the youth across the country. In the next five years, we aspire to reach out to 60,000 children across 10 cities.
The Fellowship program is rigorous, challenging and provides Fellows an opportunity to develop themselves as leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their care. Prior to and during the two-year Fellowship, Teach For India provides Fellows with the technical skills and leadership training required to achieve the goals they have set for themselves and their students.
This training includes a 5 week, residential training Institute before they start teaching followed by on-going training and support throughout the two years delivered through conferences, training sessions, leadership forums, online resources and on the ground mentoring by a Program Manager. In the 2nd year of the program, each Fellow undertakes an assignment called the 'Be The Change' project wherein they ideate, plan and execute a project that benefits their classroom, the school or the society as a whole.
At Teach For India, we believe the problem of educational inequity is vast and complex; one individual or organization cannot solve the problem. We aspire, therefore, to drive collective action towards addressing this multi-sectoral issue. The two years a Fellow spends in the classroom is the beginning of a lifelong mission - a mission to ensure every child in India attains an excellent education. The experience gained as a Fellow in a low income school, or as staff supporting the Fellowship, forms the bedrock of Alumni action. Our Alumni today are studying in some of the best higher learning institutions around the world and are working in various corporates, non-profits, and startups.