Teach for India

Runs fellowships facilitating individuals serving as full-time teachers who could later work towards bringing educational equity in the country

  • Started: 2008
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra


Works with the vision of eliminating inequity in education by placing educated and academically proficient full-time teaching fellows with strong orga Read morenizational skills in low-income schools in various cities and entrusting them to help their students achieve academic excellence. The fellows work in close collaboration with major influencers in their student's lives, including parents, community members and other teachers to help the students in realizing and achieving personal and academic goals. The two-year fellowship aims to bridge the existing gap in educational leadership by exposing teaching fellows to ground realities in India's education system and developing their skills and mindset to initiate systemic change in the education system and policy. It also undertakes various initiatives to spread awareness about educational inequity, assist social entrepreneurs to scale up their projects and bring people together with a common vision to end widespread inequality in education. TFIx is a one-year-long incubation program which assists social entrepreneurs to customize and implement the Teach for India (TFI) fellowship in cities where the two-year program is not presently functional. Maya is a musical theatre presentation which is inspired by the Broadway format of performance which engages children from all over the country to exhibit the impact of holistic education and student leadership. InspirED is an educational conference which aims to connect people from diverse backgrounds with one common goal of eliminating educational inequity. The Alumni Movement is the network of former teaching fellows who are working as ambassadors in different fields to bring collective change in the state of educational inequality. Through its efforts in various sectors relating to education and child development, it has impacted students in more than 350 schools in terms of training, personality development, mathematics proficiency, exposure, personal growth, reading comprehension and access to opportunities outside the classroom.


The education scenario in India is plagued by problems of lack of good teachers and leadership.


Teach for India addresses problem of lack of teachers by recruiting young people from the best institutions across India and offers them a two year fellowship, placing them in low income Government run English medium schools to teach children and improve their own selves and the children.


  • Education

Sub Sectors

  • Informal Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Formal Education
  • featured-education

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Teachers


More than 1,20,000 candidates have applied to Teach for India fellowships. Over 900 fellows are teaching over 28,000 children in 250 under-resourced schools, Over 33 million children are being served by the organisation and Ex fellows of the organisation have gone ahead and founded over 150 plus organisations to cater to the education space.


  • TFIx

    Is a programme that identifies and develops leaders who would like to adopt Teach for India’s fellowship model and implement it in their own contexts to attempt and reach out all over the country to impart education to children.

    This incubation programme guides aspiring educational leaders through personalised coaching, residential training, site visits, webinars, mentorship, relevant knowledge and mindsets to go ahead and initiate high impact teaching fellowship models.

  • InnovatED

    The InnovatED programme supports early stage educational startups in scaling up and converting their project from a prototype to a full-scale model. It is an eight-month long incubation initiative which supports entrepreneurs through a regular stipend, mentoring, boot camps and access to a community of fellow entrepreneurs to help them in scaling up their ventures to meet various educational and developmental needs of children.

  • Kids Education Revolution

    Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune
    Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana

    This programme attempts to change the way education is received and delivered. It empowers children by imparting 21st century skills like critical thinking, courage, communication, consciousness, curiosity, compassion, creativity and collaboration.

    It emphasises the role of children in education and provides safe spaces to voice their opinions, encourages educators and children to be partners and motivates them to be changemakers.

  • Firki

    Is Teach for India’s contribution to teachers. It is an online teacher development platform which allows teachers from anywhere to access learning content.

    The content offers courses, webinars, learning paths, online learning circles and organised resources in partnership with many organisations to strengthen teaching skills.

Impact Metrics

  • Empowers students with education and development

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017 40000
    • 2018 38000
    • 2019 38000
    • 2020 32000
    • 2021 28000
    • 2022 32000
  • People enrolled for fellowship

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017 1200
    • 2018 1100
    • 2019 1000
    • 2020 900
    • 2021 900
    • 2022 970

Leadership Team

  • Shaheen Mistri

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder Trustee

  • Francis Vidhayathil

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Nisaba Godrej

    Chairperson & Trustee


Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID
  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


Godrej One, 2nd Floor Pirojshanagar, Eastern Express Highway, Vikhroli (East)

Offices in Cities

Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Teach for All

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees


Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
Program Expenses
Other Expenses