Azim Premji Foundation announces Fellowship programme

The one-year programme involves teaching at a Government School

Bengaluru/Mysuru, August 22:- Azim Premji Foundation has announced its annual Fellowship programme 2019-20.

Building on the experiences and learning of the past six fellowship batches, the programme has been redesigned into a one-year format.

The programme is for people who have done exceptional work in their field and are now interested in improving teaching learning in government schools. The one-year programme involves teaching at a government school to develop a deep understanding of the public education system.

Applications are invited from people having 4 to 10 years of work experience in any sector, with a full-time postgraduate or a 4-year professional degree in any discipline and the desire to contribute to quality and equity in education. Proficiency in English and a local language (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu) is a must.

The monthly stipend offered would be Rs 35,000 (all inclusive). After successful completion of the one-year programme, Fellows who wish to build their career in the social sector will take on the role of a teacher-educator. In this role, they will help teachers teach better and children learn better.

To apply, please log on to http://azimpremjifoundation.org/fellowship

The selection is based on an evaluation of a statement of purpose and an online test followed by personal interviews. Fellows will join us in the last week of March 2019. They will be posted in the blocks of the districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand, where the Foundation currently works through its field institutes.

Abhishek Rathore, leader – recruitment, Azim Premji Foundation, said, “Today there are many people across sectors who want to contribute to teaching – learning in government schools and are looking for avenues. This Fellowship offers a structured opportunity to such people – people who are bold, courageous and passionate about contributing to the society.” -KK

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