CONTACT PERSON: Rimjhim Surana
COUNTRY : India
CONTACT : firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE : www.teachforindia.org
Established in 2008, Teach To Lead, a non-profit, launched Teach for India as a nationwide project for recruiting outstanding college graduates and young professionals as Fellows who commit two-years to teach full-time in underresourced schools and who later, as Alumni, become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education.
In June 2009, Teach for India placed its first cohort of Fellows in low-income municipal and private schools in Pune and Mumbai.
Today, Teach For India is in 7 cities – Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. It has a total of approximately 1200 Fellows and 1100 Alumni working towards eliminating educational inequity.
Teach For India fellows were placed in 271 schools at the start of 2014-15 up from 209 partner schools in 2013-2014, 164 schools at the start of 2012-2013, 122 schools at the start of 2011-2012 and 63 schools at the start of 2010-2011. In its first year of operations, it had 33 partner placement schools.
Teach For India believes that every child can and must attain an excellent education. In order to achieve this, it recruits India’s most promising college graduates and high performing young professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years. After two years, Fellows are inducted into its Alumni Movement under which Alumni work from inside and outside the educational system to effect the fundamental, long-term changes necessary to ultimately realize educational opportunity for all.
Teach For India makes extensive use of social media to explain the Fellowship programme so that it is able to attract potential applicants that it seeks to recruit to teach in classrooms.
The organisation currently has a follower base of 187,000 on Twitter, 6,17,000 Page Likes on Facebook, 1600 followers on Instagram and 11938 followers on Linked In.