As educators across the country begin embracing blended learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Teach For India calls upon the nation’s most passionate and driven individuals to join the non-profit’s cause.
Teach For India has begun accepting applications for its 2021-2023 Fellowship program.
The program is a two-year, full-time, paid commitment, which recruits and selects bright and promising individuals, to serve as teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools.
All aspirants, which include individuals from backgrounds ranging from the country’s largest corporates to the most coveted universities, must undergo a rigorous selection process which evaluates their critical thinking, problem-solving, empathy and leadership skills.
Before being placed in schools, newly inducted Fellows go through an eight-week training at Institute, where they are introduced to and trained in key ‘on-the-job’ skills like lesson planning, vision setting, classroom culture and content instruction.
“The Fellowship program is the foundation of what we do,” says Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach For India.
“Today, when we don’t even have access to classrooms, we need caring adults in service of children, more than ever," Mistri added.
"The two years you spend as a Fellow will be challenging and unique, but it will open your eyes up to the grassroots reality and the inequity in our education system while also showing you the endless possibilities of impact, impact you can create," Mistri added.
Teach For India leverages its comprehensive Fellowship program and its vast and interconnected Alumni network to enable Fellows to drive change in the education sector from within.
The organisation’s alumni go on to work in various important positions in the sector, such as teachers, teacher-trainers, school principals, curriculum designers, and education policy researchers, as well as in the ecosystem surrounding and supporting the education sector, such as journalists, lawyers, health experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders.
For instance, Charag Krishnan, an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company did the Fellowship in 2009.
He leads the financial sustainability and transformations team for private non-profits and public universities at McKinsey.
A Kellogg School of Management graduate, Charag has been working with McKinsey for over five years now.
Kushal Dattani, a Fellow from the 2014 batch said, “I believe all problems in the country arise from a lack of quality in the education sector."
Kushal is a founder of Samait Shala, a mainstream intervention program for affordable private schools in Ahmedabad.
During his Fellowship with Teach For India, Kushal led a four-member team initiating a city-wide research project on working with children with high learning needs, which later turned into Samait Shala.
To apply for the Teach For India Fellowship program, log on to http://apply.teachforindia.org/
To know more about Teach For India and the Fellowship, please visit www.teachforindia.org
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