Teach For India started the movement to end Educational Inequity by welcoming the first cohort of Fellows. This went on to become a nationwide movement producing leaders of equity in the system working relentlessly to ensure every child receives an excellent education. Over the years our operations grew across the country to 7 urban cities.
We at Teach For India, realized that our impact was limited to only urban areas and there too, only in English Medium schools. We couldn't reach out to the vast numbers of marginalized children who are out of school and in remote areas of the country. We also realized that the scale of this challenge meant that we could not address this on our own.
We piloted the TFIx incubation program with a collective vision of 'One day ALL children will attain an excellent education'. We started our journey by partnering with 8 local Entrepreneurs from across the country. We supported them to adopt Teach For India’s Fellowship Model and launch contextual Teaching Fellowships in their diverse geographical and social contexts.
We adapted to the ‘New Normal’ with our 4th Cohort of Entrepreneurs and took our program to the virtual world for the first time. The pandemic did not stop us from incubating our largest ever cohort. Our support has evolved with time, from just the incubation program to also supporting our 23 alumni in most relevant ways.
We aim to have supported at least 50 Educational Entrepreneurs across the country running their contextualised Teaching Fellowship Models. Fellows of our Entrepreneurs from 2017 Cohort will be taking up diverse roles within the education sector, as teachers, teacher-trainers, school principals, curriculum designers, all with a shared purpose to build a broad people’s movement for educational equity. Progressing towards that day when all children in India have the opportunity to attain an excellent education so that we, as a nation, can find our light and our true potential.