"Teach For India exists because of a deep belief that every child can and must attain an excellent education. Teach For India believes that it will take a movement of leaders across sectors with the idealism, belief, skills and commitment to end educational inequity.
In the short run, Teach For India 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. Fellows work tirelessly to bridge the immense gaps their children face, putting students on a fundamentally different life path. Through the Teaching as Leadership framework, Teach For India staff provide training and support to Fellows, ensuring they can employ innovative teaching strategies to maximize their effectiveness in the classroom.
In the long run- After the Fellowship, Fellows join the Alumni Movement. The Alumni are the forerunners of our movement and are instrumental in helping us reach our vision. The Alumni are a powerful and growing leadership force. Informed by their experiences and insights, the Alumni Movement works 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 believes that education is the single most fundamental social issue especially in a country where approximately 30% percent of the population is under fourteen years of age. At an individual level, education is a priceless asset which dictates ones course in life. A lack of education creates ignorance, which in turn fosters issues from corruption to violence to populist government policies. If we educate India in the right way, the future holds great promise.The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon presents us with an excellent opportunity to raise funds for the movement and spread awareness about the cause. Out of the funds raised at the marathon, 86 % of the funds are utilized towards Teach For India program costs, i.e. towards sponsoring the Fellowship program which include Fellow Stipend cost, Housing Stipend, Training and Development Support, etc and 14 % towards non - program i.e. operational costs. We need your support and help. By running and raising funds for Teach For India in the marathon you help in building the future of India's million children!