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While the day to day work of teaching our children is of central importance, we believe in creating bright spots to push our sense of possibility, and to spread what we are learning beyond Teach For India.

Passionate about driving long-term systemic change in the education sector in India? Already running your own organization to eliminate education inequity but facing multiple challenges?

TFIx is a year-long Incubation Program and lifelong Learning Circle, for passionate entrepreneurs working in the education space. If you're in a city where Teach For India's two-year Fellowship is not currently operating (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune) and want to adapt and launch the Fellowship model in a way that suits your context, TFIx could provide the support you need.

In the program, while each entrepreneur crafts his/her own vision and organisation, they all share a two-fold theory of change: the commitment to teaching children from marginalised backgrounds and simultaneously building a movement of leaders to achieve educational equity.

By being a part of the TFIx Incubation Program, you will not only develop an understanding of Teach For India’s culture and values, which we hold very dearly, but also get access to the following opportunities:

  • Learning Circles : where the entrepreneurs will come together to support each other’s’ ideas; develop technical skills such as recruitment, budgeting, program design etc; and learn how to build the capacity of their organisation
  • One-on-one : on the ground coaching from TFIx coaches
  • Mentorship: from leaders and external educators
  • Courses and webinars: developed from Teach For India training resources
  • Need-based financial assistance

Applications for TFIx 2018 cohort are now closed!

Want to know more about the program? Fill up this Interest Form in 2 mins and we will get in touch with you! You can also contact us via email on rajshree.doshi@teachforindia.org.

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We understand that the first few years of social entrepreneurship can be hard– be it fundraising, operations or hiring talent. To support our education entrepreneurs through this important phase of their journey, Teach For India has launched InnovatED.

InnovatED is an incubator to support early-stage education entrepreneurs from Teach For India to take their innovations from the project or prototype stage to a sustainable organization.

The 8-month programme will provide a springboard to catapult our most promising entrepreneurs towards the path of establishing organizations that meet the diverse needs of children.

Areas of support include:

Through InnovatED, we envision our Alumni developing skills and knowledge that will accelerate their ability to become social entrepreneurs - working towards eliminating educational inequity in India.

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If you are not an entrepreneur but are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship - Sign up here to be a SUPPORTER for the InnovatED programme and contribute your skills to help our budding entrepreneurs

For questions and clarifications, please reach out to shayan.roychowdhury@teachforindia.org

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Firki is India’s first and only online teacher training portal: a world-class, open-source, blended learning program for teachers across India to use and transform their teaching methods.

While several factors contribute to student achievement, research suggests that among school-related factors, "Teachers" matter most. Therefore, there is an urgent need to focus on attracting the best and provide them with effective ongoing training, support and professional development.

Firki by Teach For India does just this! Through a blended learning model, Firki focuses on the principles and strategies, which have proven successful in improving teacher competencies in low-resource communities.

Through online learning, in-person training, one-on-one coaching and classroom observation and feedback, Firki helps teachers identify their strengths and leverage them to build an effective practice, leading to improved student outcomes.

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The Kids Education Revolution is a bold and ambitious collective of schools and educational organisations that are working towards reimagining education at scale and are driven by a profound belief in the power of student leadership. It aims to influence the conversation of what constitutes an excellent education by listening to and learning from our children and youth to fulfil the individual potential of each child and the collective potential of our nation. In early 2018, we organized a retreat for 101 children from around the country followed by the KER National Summit where these children interacted with several educators and held meaningful discussions around India's current education system and its challenges.

KER was created to address three needs:

The need for a reimagined education: India today faces a well-known educational crisis. Over 76% of our children will not graduate from high school and enter college, and of those that do, a fraction actually attain a holistic education that truly equips them to fully maximize their potential. There is a radical need to redefine the purpose of education so that we unleash the fullest capability of each individual, but also so that we collectively make our country and world better.

The need for equal partnership: While our primary stakeholder in education is the student, we do not have a system that listens to and learns from, students. Students are the recipients of the decisions adults take for them but do not have a voice in shaping those decisions.

The need for collective action: There are so many working to make education better for India’s children, and yet there is a limited partnership between them. The problem is too pressing, and too large, for us to work alone. We must learn from each other and work together with the belief that the result of this will be deep, significant impact at scale for our children.

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Firki is India’s first and only online teacher training portal: a world-class, open-source, blended learning program for teachers across India to use and transform their teaching methods.

While several factors contribute to student achievement, research suggests that among school-related factors, "Teachers" matter most. Therefore, there is an urgent need to focus on attracting the best and provide them with effective ongoing training, support and professional development.

Firki by Teach For India does just this! Through a blended learning model, Firki focuses on the principles and strategies, which have proven successful in improving teacher competencies in low-resource communities.

Through online learning, in-person training, one-on-one coaching and classroom observation and feedback, Firki helps teachers identify their strengths and leverage them to build an effective practice, leading to improved student outcomes.

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