Teach For India seeks the most outstanding students for 2010 Fellowship
Are you interested in leadership at the highest levels? Do you have a track record of academic achievement? Do you care about making a better India for all citizens?
Teach For India, the nationwide movement to end educational inequity, is seeking the world’s most outstanding final-year students for its selective 2010 Fellowship.
Teach For India believes that all children deserve access to a quality education. But in India today, where only 10% of students graduate from 10th standard and where low-income students have no teacher in their classroom 40% of the time, we are far from educational equity.
The Teach For India Fellowship creates a movement of leaders in all sectors who understand the problems behind educational inequity and who can fight for change. The two-year, full-time leadership Fellowship selects the best college graduates and young professionals worldwide to teach full-time in Indian low-income schools. Fellows are trained in teaching and leadership skills and network with leaders in government, business and entertainment.
Teach For India Fellows emerge with the leadership and soft skills – such as communication, problem-solving, and organization – to succeed in any sector. Teach For India’s career center helps Fellows connect with our corporate and post-graduate partners, including ISB, SP Jain, McKinsey, Thermax and more.
Teach For India is based on the highly influential and selective Teach For America movement, which is now 20 years old and boasts 17,000 alumni in powerful positions all over the United States and throughout the world.
In June 2009, Teach For India placed its first class of 87 Fellows in English-medium, primary schools in Mumbai and Pune. Fellows come from leading colleges such as IIT, St. Xavier’s, St. Stephen’s and Symbiosis and top corporates such as ICICI Bank, Godrej Industries, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Power and others. By its fifth year, Teach For India aims to place hundreds of Fellows in the country’s top metropolitan cities and their surrounding rural areas.
Interested in applying? Visit the website to apply, or e-mail aas at iitm dot ac dot in or aadyasingh at gmail dot com for more information.