Teach For India is a nationwide movement that aims to bridge the educational gap in India by placing promising college graduates and young professionals in low-income schools to teach full-time for two years. The organization's mission is to build the movement of leaders who will eliminate inequity in education. Teach For India's Fellows are provided with intensive training and support throughout the two years, and are supported to enter the corporate, public and social sectors after their Fellowship so that they become life-long leaders, across sectors, advocating for educational equity.
The model is based on an organization called Teach For America, that began close to 20 years ago in the US.
The movement is focused on a common vision, that 'One day, all children will have access to an excellent education.'