Education
 India
Project #18237

Help 140 kids in Ahmedabad get excellent education

by Teach For India
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Summary

The vision of Teach For India is that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To achieve this daunting vision, we're building a movement of leaders who will work to end educational inequity. Teach For India recruits India's most outstanding college graduates and young professionals and places them as full time teachers in under-resourced schools for two years through the Fellowship program. This year we are reaching out to 1351 children in Ahmedabad in 18 low-income schools.
$23,962.00
total goal
$14,762.00
remaining
61
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

India is facing an education crisis that is two-fold. Firstly, many students do not make it through the system. According to a recent World Bank study, in 2007 alone, India had over 7 million out of school children, and it is estimated that more than 1 in 3 children who begin primary school will drop out before reaching the fifth grade. Secondly, the students that are in the system receive a vastly inadequate education. Most students have skill-levels 2-4 years behind their current grade level.

Solution

Teach For India recruits India's most outstanding college graduates and young professionals and places them as full time teachers in under-resourced schools for two years. In the short run, these young leaders act as a source of dedicated teachers in government and low-income private schools. We believe that an excellent education is one that combines Academics, Values and Mindsets, Access and Exposure.

Long-Term Impact

In the long run, Teach For India will build a powerful and ever-growing leadership force of alumni who, informed by their experiences and insights, will 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 plays an active role in ensuring that the Alumni of the program are excellent ambassadors who have the mind-sets and skills to create exponential and collective impact.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.teachforindia.org
Teach For India
A story of Truth and Hope
Transformational Impact Journey

Organization Information

Teach For India

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​www.teachforindia.org
Project Leader:
Lavanya M
Development Associate
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
$9,200 raised of $23,962 goal
 
89 donations
$14,762 to go
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