Teach For India
|Type||Education, Nonprofit organisation|
|Focus||Eliminating Educational Inequity in India|
|New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata|
|Shaheen Mistri - Founder & Chief Executive Officer|
Teach For India (TFI) is a non-profit organisation that is a part of the Teach For All network. The Fellowship recruits college graduates and working professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years. Teach For India is striving to end the problem of educational inequity in India and provide an excellent education to all children.
The "TFI fellows" work across 209 schools in seven cities of India - Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad , Bengaluru and Hyderabad reaching approximately 38,000 students. TFI was started in 2008 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. The group met Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach For America (TFA), and following a McKinsey study, started adapting Teach For America’s Theory of change in India.
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