Teach for India is running a two-year Fellowship program that provides an opportunity for candidates to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation's most under-resourced schools.
About the Fellowship
The Fellowship program is rigorous, challenging and provides candidates an opportunity to develop themselves into leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of children under their care. Fellows get exposed to the grassroot realities of India's education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in education and identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country.
"The Fellowship experience was a test by fire and hugely helped in developing my leadership qualities. It enhanced my sense of responsibility towards making quality education a reality for every child and my ability to affect that change" remembers 2009 Fellow Sidharth Agarwal, currently working as Director - Organisational Development with Teach For All.
Teach For India's 1500 alumni work towards bringing about systemic change within the education sector as teachers, teacher-trainers, school principals, curriculum designers and education policy researchers or even ed entrepreneurs like Lewitt Somarajan who co-founded LIFELabs - an initiative that aims to foster creativity and love for science among underprivileged children. While several others choose to support the ecosystem surrounding the education sector as journalists, lawyers, health experts, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
"I believe the Teach For India Fellowship gives you key leadership skills for the future: setting a vision, creating a strategic roadmap and motivating people to get there while managing crisis on a day to day basis. Godrej loves to hire Teach for India Fellows for this reason!" says Nisa Godrej, Executive Director - Godrej Group.
Teach For India currently has 1200 Fellows impacting over 42000 children in more than 320 schools across Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
Applications for the 2017-2019 Fellowship are now open. To apply visit http://apply.teachforindia.org/. The last date to apply is 7 February 2017.