Teach for India & Fantastic Phonics
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Fantastic Phonics works with a growing list of charities and NGOs in India. English is a widely used language in India, and is required for higher education, beyond primary school. There are about 200 million children of school age who cannot read, and who will miss any education.
We count over 60,000 children in India that are learning with Fantastic Phonics, and we are focused on their needs, with development of a special technology for Indian villages that are not connected to the internet.
Case study: Teach for India
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, launched by McKinsey and Company turned out favorably, 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 6 cities - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad. We have a total of 910 Fellows and 660 Alumni working towards eliminating educational inequity