In order to build a movement of leaders who will both transform themselves and spread their light towards the vision of a truly educated India, Teach For India has a two-part theory of change.
In the short-term, through our Fellowship, we provide an opportunity to India’s most promising people, from diverse universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the most under-resourced schools for 2 years. Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with students, principals, and parents - our 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 the education system and identify their role in building a larger movement for equity in education.
In the long-term, we engage our Fellow Alumni and support them to work together with others to advocate for change. Our Alumni work in diverse roles within the education sector as teachers, teacher-trainers, school principals, curriculum designers, and education policy researchers as well as in the ecosystem surrounding and supporting the education sector as journalists, lawyers, health experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders.