Teach For India

No. 52, 2nd Floor, 4th street, Abhiramapuram, Near Bambino School Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018.

About NGO:

After having served at Akanksha as Founding member and CEO for Akanksha for about 20 years, Shaheen Mistri, met with Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach For America to discuss the feasibility of adapting the Teach For America's model to the Indian context. After a twelve week study turned out favourably, Teach To Lead was formally established in 2008. Teach To Lead is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a movement of leaders who will work to eliminate educational inequity in the country.

Teach For India, a project of Teach To Lead, is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who will commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who will become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education.

In June 2009, we placed our first cohort of Fellows in low-income municipal and private schools in Pune and Mumbai. Today, Teach For India is in 7 cities - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. We have a total of approximately 1104 Fellows and 1044 Alumni working towards eliminating educational inequity and impacting close to 38,000 students. In Chennai, during the year 2015-16, we impacted around 3554 students through 113 Fellows across 36 schools (Corporation schools and low income private schools).

Video outlining what we do.

Fund Usage:

The target amount to be raised is Rs. 10 lakhs. It will go towards the following cause – Improving quality of education. Read more about the cause here


Your donation will support Teach for India’s fellowship salaries. The financial support we received last year went towards supporting 2 Fellows for the year 2016-17 who will lead their students towards success.

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