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Zara Parekh is completing her Bachelors in arts and psychology, and getting ready to begin her journey as a 2017 Teach For India Fellow. Watch her discuss what matters most to her and how she's going to make a change!

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"There were two minutes of silence, then Soniya’s father entered the house. He was not alone. He came back with another well-built man and I could smell alcohol on both of them. It was almost 7PM. The sun had set. The street light of the community failed to enter the tiny house. The room turned tense. I broke the silence."

One of Leena Bhattacharya's students was headed to her village for a...
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Getting Soniya Back to School

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Vatsala Sharma is a graduate of Jai Hind College, Mumbai who's joining the 2017 cohort of Teach For India Fellows in a few months. For her, the decision to lead others by teaching was simple. Listen as she shares why.

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02/23/2017 at 05:25. Facebook
"In one of our communities girls aren't allowed to play outside, especially after 5pm. We now see the girls' fathers bringing them to Need For Sports meets enthusiastically," says Vivek Pidempally, a Teach For India Alumnus and founder of Need For Sports - NFS.

Read about how one group of talented Hyderabad Fellows used sports to bring more than fun and games to the communities they...
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'Need For Sports' Scores By Taking Learning To The Playground

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02/22/2017 at 13:32. Facebook
Mumbai students from across town recently performed at the first Dramebaaz Mumbai showcase! The organization launched operations in the city this year, having began in Hyderabad.

Two of the winning plays were "Gender Issues" and "Us Against the World". The first group noticed the imbalance in the way boys and girls were treated and used the play to demonstrate how we can work around it. The...
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02/21/2017 at 06:58. Facebook
"I remember our teachers asking us to try speaking in English and work hard, but we were quite stubborn and would take it as a joke. However, within two years we were transformed...The best way to describe that is to say that we saw a beam of light in the dark room of our education. Every corner is full of knowledge."

Asira Shaikh, an 8th standard Teach For India student, shares what it's...
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We, the students of India

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02/20/2017 at 08:42. Facebook
The Fellowship is an opportunity to create real, lasting impact for students who are striving to reach their potential. Teach For India Fellows drive change in their communities while transforming into dynamic leaders.

What impact would YOU create if you took up the challenge to lead change?

It's your turn to build the nation! Apply now for the 2017-19 Fellowship program at...
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02/19/2017 at 13:35. Facebook
Arjun Rathore says, “I think hope is present in everyone, we only need to wake it up.” Do you possess the combination of enthusiasm and drive required to pursue your dreams? Is it laying dormant? When he looks into the future, Arjun sees himself as a computer science engineer and spends every day reading to improve his English. He is the face of the diligent leadership we need for...
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02/19/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
“Hope for me is spreading joy, because everyone deserves to smile!” says a beaming Rajeev. He grapples with a learning disability, but the understanding he shows his fellow classmates and others brings a smile to every face. His goal right now is to inspire hope by bringing joy to others, but he eventually wants to become a singer!

“Portraits of Hope”, Senior Secondary Boys School, Vasant...
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02/19/2017 at 09:07. Facebook
“Hope for me is getting into the best school in Delhi, so that I can get closer to becoming a scientist,” says student Rahul Gupta. While school may look like a mix of textbooks, lessons, and exams, for Rahul, a quality education is what allows him to dream. A holistic education will help him envision a life in the sciences and take him one step closer to pursuing his passion.

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02/18/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
You could settle, or you could fight.

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Teach For India: You could settle or you could fight

We believe that it will take a movement of leaders with immense idealism, belief, skill and commitment to actualize our vision of educational equity. We are ...

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You could settle, or you could fight.

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Gender stereotypes can be harmful, with far-reaching consequences.

Watch Alifiya and Sallauddin explore this subject on Episode 4 of Little Voices, Big Ideas, and learn about some young people who are helping us break free of the limitations we impose on each other! See what inspired them as they researched, scripted and hosted the show!

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Little Voices, Big Ideas - Episode 4: Gender Equality

In the fourth episode of Little Voices, Big Ideas, Alifiya and Sallauddin take us on a trip around the world through which we get to see incredibly inspiring...

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What can a girl do? Anything.

Alifiya & Sallauddin are discussing gender bias on Episode 4 of Little Voices, Big Ideas. Tune in tomorrow to see what they came across in their research and to watch them host the next instalment of their very own web series!

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In our endeavor to find outstanding candidates for the 2017-19 Fellowship program, we’ve received over 12,500 applications from across the country and have accepted almost 800 prospective Fellows!

However, we’re eager to serve as many children as possible and have many classrooms that are still in need of Teach For India Fellows.

Keeping this in mind, we're extending our application...
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“Who is responsible for the street kids of Mumbai?”

On Sunday, twelve of our Maya students, from low-income backgrounds, enthralled a packed house at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai with visceral monologues. One of them posed the question above as he retold a story he heard during his visit to the community.

“We took these kids to places such as the Kalachowkie slum, where we spent...
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HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival: Young storytellers try their hand at tales from real life

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• "See eye to eye." • When you walk in someone else's shoes, through their streets and into their home, you begin to understand their perspective. As our Fellows step away from blackboards and desks, and out into their students' communities, worlds truly begin to collide. They observe the impact they are making in each child's life and envision the ways in which they could multiply it through...
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Global warming, refugee rights, poverty reduction, unemployment and children's rights - impossible topics for kids from low-income communities? Last week's final conference of Teach for India Delhi Model United Nations proved otherwise! These issues were debated by 250 student-delegates from 18 of our classrooms attempting to pass resolutions.

The 12-13 year-olds trained as representatives of...
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Two of our Fellows weigh in on the increase in the mid-day meal scheme of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Union Budget.

Read on for more about the impact of varying quality of meals, and issues surrounding teacher training and administration in schools across the city!

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Nutrition, e-learning top BMC’s 2017 education goals

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