ILSS alumni are today placed at reputed organisations such as Central Square Foundation, Teach for India
, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Public Health Foundation of India, Social Finance India and Educate Girls, among others.
An alumnus of Delhi's Shri Ram College of Commerce, the 29-year-old entrepreneur worked with the prestigious Teach for India
foundation as a fellow.
Partnering with Teach For India
(TFI), GSIF fellows, Anuj Chopra and Shreya Khedia designed a model for increased operational efficiency for the Teach for India
Nisha's personal commitment to contributing towards a better India, saw her organising a fundraiser for 'Teach for India
' and she is currently involved with supporting further fundraising efforts for their various programmes.
What was so refreshing about spending four days with leaders of Teach for Lebanon, Teach for China, Teach for India
and all the others was the fact that, since 9/11, I've spent so much time writing about people who are breaking things and so little time covering people who are making things.
TFA already is taking lessons in "values leadership" from Teach For India
, Black and Kopp both told me--that is, how to instill teachers with a sense of mission and urgency.
Also the festival was visited by the kids of the Teach for India
organisation and Transforming India also made its presence felt.
In her 17- year career, Teach for India
CEO Shaheen Mistri has seen many shattered lives.
I have discussed a number of education-based charities in the past including Teach for All and Teach for India
. In the spirit of the title of The Economist India piece, 'Aim Higher', how about the Indian authorities in their new found zest for reforms set a goal of having 1 million Teach for India
teachers by 2020?
Increased awareness of the importance of education has resulted in a number of prominent international NGOs such as Teach for Pakistan and Teach for India
, launching extensive educational projects.
Finegold says other things can be done as well, from creating a post-secondary version of "Teach for India
" (http:// diverseeducation.com/specialreportsegment/14/1.php) or relying more on social media to connect with Indian students abroad about the benefits of returning home.
The Teach for India
Fellow whose class I was addressing was Srini Swaminathan, a thirty something BITS Pilani grad who gave up a position earning the big bucks at Shlumberger in Melbourne, to spend his life teaching.