is looking for candidates for The Akanksha Teacher Fellowship.
Candidates need to have a minimum SSC qualification and basic English
skills to apply, combined with a passion to teach.
Selecting the right batch of fellows is a key step in changing
each fellow’s life as well as helping create a team of educators who
will Teach for Tomorrow. Application forms are available with us and
need to be filled in by March 20th 2006. For more details,
write to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Mumbai) or email@example.com
(Pune) or see www.akanksha.org.
Akanksha Teacher Fellowship: Teach for Tomorrow
June 2006, Mumbai-based NGO Akanksha will launch The Akanksha Teacher
Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization working in Mumbai and
Pune with a mission to impact the lives of less privileged children.
Akanksha works primarily in the field of education, addressing
non-formal education through its Akanksha centers as well as formal
education by initiating school reform.
continuing its mission to provide life-changing opportunities to young
people in under-privileged communities, Akanksha is now developing a
state-of-the-art teacher-training institute that transforms young
adults from some of the lowest-income slums of Mumbai and Pune into
exceptional educators and leaders. Through a comprehensive training
program that blends language training, leadership development and
teacher development, Akanksha wishes to develop these Fellows into
teachers who can enact true educational reform in their communities.
Akanksha Teacher Fellowship will be a three-year structured program
that provides ongoing personal and professional support to teacher
candidates. Year One starts with an intensive residential retreat that
begins to build the Fellows’ personal values and attitudes,
generates a community of learners and offers them skills in
organization, management and language fluency. The Fellowship
continues with a nine-month program that integrates curriculum and
teaching components with hands-on classroom experience. Fellows will
be guided to meet the Akanksha Teacher Performance Standards and will
engage in a variety of innovative and creative learning experiences in
order to develop into exceptional and dedicated educators.
completion of the first year, Fellows move to the next stage of
professional development, which is a teaching placement in an Akanksha
center. Fellows will be placed with Akanksha centers and will continue
to attend professional development workshops that continue to build on
their skills. During their third year, they will have the capacity to
become full-time Akanksha teachers and will be able to solidify the
learning of the first-two years. Throughout this process, they will be
working to develop into dynamic and creative leaders in their
communities, working relentlessly to become teachers for a better