Over the last decade, we’ve set up a Fellowship program that has proven impact for accelerating both Student learning and Fellow leadership development. More than 120,000 young people have applied to the Teach For India Fellowship and currently, we have 900+ Fellows impacting over 28000 Students in 250 under-resourced schools in India. We have 6200 Student Alumni. Since our inception 12 years ago, we have infused the system with more than 3400+ Alumni who have been running their very own schools and organizations, training teachers, designing policy and continuing to serve within classrooms, non-profits, and corporate institutions. Most importantly, they’re working together to collectively build a better India.
Teach For India Alumni are serving more than 33 million children; 1 in 10 Indian children is now reached by a Teach For India Alumni. More than 77% of our Alumni continue to serve in the social sector, a commitment that is fueled by belief: more than 90% of our Alumni are convinced that India’s children can receive an excellent education. A recent study also tells us that our community has founded more than 150+ organizations.
We have built a national focus on repairing India’s educational crisis through our Innovation Cell programmes that equip teachers, Students and entrepreneurs to spark long term change in education. Through social and print media- we have garnered the support of thousands of people from a wide range of sectors, all of whom are invested in the vision of an excellent education for all children.
We have graduated 4 cohorts of ~6200 students from 10th grade in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi till 2019 with a graduation rate which is consistently better than the Government schools’ average. Our 4th cohort graduated this year with a passing rate of 94-98% across these three cities. According to an assessment conducted by EY, In higher grades (5 and 7), Teach For India students performed significantly better than counterparts in Government and Affordable Private Schools.
Our Students are learning to recall and apply knowledge and skills appropriate to their level. This has led to a 36% grade-level mastery of Math at the end of the year versus 20% at the beginning of the year in 2018-19.
On average, Teach For India Students showed a 0.6 year of growth in their reading level in 2018-19, which means they achieved a higher level of reading. This is especially important as many of them are below Grade level at the time of Teach For India intervention, and our Fellows need to accelerate their learning in order for them to be at par with peers of the same Grade.
We believe that an excellent education is a balance of academics and character development through strengthening values and mindsets. Our Students are passionate and joyful and can evaluate and create challenging content. They are able to independently demonstrate class values, both in and out of class, and are able to leverage opportunities in the community and world around them.
Each year, our Students participate in activities like Model United Nations and have also participated and been awarded at various Olympiads and other competitions. They participate in extracurricular fests, do slam poetry, and go on residential leadership camps. Many of them even take part in nationwide Sporting Events in sports like Football, Ultimate Frisbee and Athletics.
As leaders, they have facilitated Teach For All educational conferences. They have also led Design For Change conferences in Rome. In fact, Teach For India Students have consistently reached the top ten list of global Design For Change projects. Many of them have founded their own projects/organisations for change as part of the Kids Education Revolution programme, liaising directly with policymakers and educators.
Wendy KoppCEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
"What these studies show is that Teach For India and other Teach For All organizations are producing the kinds of leaders we need to tackle the systemic challenge of educational inequity. We all know leadership is crucial for tackling this challenge, but it’s not just any leadership that we need—we need leaders who believe in the potential of Students and families, who understand the challenge in its full complexity and the adaptive and systemic nature of the solutions, and who will devote themselves to fighting this challenge over the long term. The body of these studies show that Teach For All’s approach is cultivating these mindsets, beliefs, and priorities among our teaching participants and reveal why it is that Teach For India and other network partners’ Alumni are such an unparalleled source of leadership in this effort."
99% of our Headmasters believe that Teach For India has made a positive impact. 96% of our Grade 10 Students passed successfully from school in 2020.
In the last three years of the CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad, Teach For India Fellows and Alumni have consistently ranked amongst the top 10 teachers who participate in the competition across India. 63 Teach For India Fellows and Alumni have secured ranks in the top 100 of the CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad from 2015 to 2018.
Fuelled by their learning and dedication to the mission during their Fellowship, our Fellows join the very dynamic collective of our Alumni, driving long term systemic change towards educational equity.
Nearly 77% of our Alumni are working in positions of influence across sectors in the education ecosystem: in schools, nonprofits, corporations, and within national and local government bodies.
150+ mission-driven organisations have been founded by Alumni entrepreneurs who have raised funding worth ₹100+ million and have been selected for support by some of the leading start-up incubators in India, including Villgro, Central Square Foundation, N/core, NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore and CIIE at IIM Ahmedabad.
Over 20% of our Alumni work in the Private Sector. Over 150 Alumni have completed advanced degrees in education, public policy, business and social entrepreneurship at the most selective and prestigious global institutions.