Teach For India

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Teach For India
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Founded2007
TypeEducation, Nonprofit organisation
FocusEliminating Educational Inequity in India
Location
Area served
New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata
Key people
Shaheen Mistri - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Websitewww.teachforindia.org

Teach For India (TFI) is a non-profit organisation that is a part of the Teach For All network.[1] The Fellowship recruits college graduates and working professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years.[2] Teach For India is striving to end the problem of educational inequity in India and provide an excellent education to all children.[3][4][5]

Organisation[edit]

The "TFI fellows" work across 209 schools[citation needed] in seven cities of India - Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad , Bengaluru and Hyderabad reaching approximately 38,000 students.[6] TFI was started in 2008[citation needed] by a group of activists led by Shaheen Mistri who wanted to bring about a systemic change in the Indian education sector by infusing committed teachers into the system.[7][8] The group met Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach For America (TFA), and following a McKinsey study[citation needed], started adapting Teach For America’s Theory of change in India.[9]


Published works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teach For All". teachforall.org. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Home | TeachforIndia". www.teachforindia.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  3. ^ "Invest in teacher training for better quality of education: TFI chairperson". The Indian Express. 2018-07-29. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  4. ^ "Teach For India now reaches Kolkata - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. ^ "The Crisis | TeachforIndia". www.teachforindia.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2012-03-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Karambelkar, Maitreyee (26 May 2010). "A lesson in combining education and entrepreneurship" – via The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Education should focus on overall devpt of children: Mistri". 24 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Social Work and Personal Growth - The Story of a Teach For India Fellow - DU Beat". DU Beat. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2018-09-30.