Teach For India Welcomes Applicants For Fellowship Programme

It is a 2-year full-time paid opportunity for both recent graduates and working professionals, to serve as teachers to children in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools.

Teach For India announces the final round of applications for its fellowship programme. The deadline for the same is 8th March 2020.

The Teach For India Fellowship is a 2-year full-time paid opportunity for India’s most promising individuals, both recent graduates and working professionals, to serve as teachers to children in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools.

Shaheen Mistri, Founder and CEO of Teach For India says, “Through its two-part theory of change, Teach For India builds a movement of the next generation of educators and classroom leaders from our nation, who eventually impact communities through targetted initiatives that reduce the burden of educational inequity in India.”

Over 75,000 people have applied to the fellowship since its inception in 2009. It has welcomed candidates from top colleges such as New York University, University of British Columbia, St Xavier’s College, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi University among others. Fellowship candidates also hail from top corporations such as Google, Amazon, Accenture, IBM, General Motors, Novartis, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Dell, Citigroup, Tata Group, Wipro and JP Morgan Chase.

Through this experience, fellows who work in classrooms liaise with key education stakeholders like students, principals, parents and communities. They are exposed to the grassroots realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to deeply understand the various problems in their student’s context and begin imagining solutions both for their own classrooms and communities in the short term and for the country in the long term. 

Teach For India fellows receive a solid foundation in classroom instruction and pedagogy. They also receive ongoing technical training, and interactive workshops for personal development both from in-house trainers, and external experts through the course of the Fellowship.

67 per cent of Teach For India Alumni are working in the Education/Development sector. 51 per cent of Alumni are working with/have founded organisations that are serving marginalised communities and sections of the society. These include prestigious organisations like Indus Action, Simple Education Foundation, Slam Out Loud and Aftertaste.

Teach For India equips Fellows with skills such as planning and execution, stakeholder management, empathy, patience, and resourcefulness. This has enabled Fellows to become top candidates for consideration at the international universities, such as Harvard, Cornell, IIM, Columbia, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and reputed companies - Godrej, Bain & Company, Salesforce, Radio Mirchi, KPMG, HDFC Bank etc. 

Over 900 Fellows are currently changing educational outcomes for over 32000 of our nation’s children across 7 cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. Teach For India Fellows are critical thinkers and problem solvers. They have grit, courage and set high expectations for themselves and for others. They create ecosystems of collaboration and change and have advanced interpersonal skills that allow them to liaise with stakeholders from every realm of society. 

The final round of applications for this year (2020-22) is only open till 8th March.

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