We are Teach for India fellows working at a low income government school at Avalahalli on the outskirts of Bangalore. We have 152 to kids who love school. They range from 1st to 7th grade. We only have 15 books between them all and we need more books! We'd love to give them something special to come to school for. Gift a book and gift a child the joy of reading!
We are Teach for India Fellows placed at a low income government school in Bangalore. Teach for India (TFI) was established in 2009 and has been working at making educational equity a reality for all children across India. TFI is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education. Today, Teach For India is in 7 cities - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. We have a total of approximately 1200 Fellows and 1100 Alumni working towards eliminating educational inequity.
At Teach For India, each one of us feels lucky. Incredibly lucky. We understand that it is just a matter of chance that we are where we are today. We didn't choose the family that we were born into, or choose the fact that our parents could afford to give us quality education. Every time we make a choice, we feel lucky. However, we cannot help but think …what if? What if these choices weren't available to us? It is this thought that makes us work towards that one day when every child in India will attain an excellent education. The family or the demographics that a child is born into should not determine his or her destiny. We understand the importance of education but more importantly, we understand the value of each of those 320 million lives and the potential in every one of them. Imagine 320 million change-makers driving India forward. That's what we're working towards - A day when every child gets the opportunity to attain an excellent education. A day when we can empower every human being with choice. Because that's what every child deserves. That's what India deserves.
We hope to set up a library within our school and this will help impact the lives of 152 budding young leaders of tomorrow. We hope to inculcate with this a zeal for reading in our kids and help them bridge the literacy gap that often impairs them from competing with privileged sections of society. This library is to be accessible to all 7 grades within our school. We are aiming to keep it constantly expanding and a sustainable resource that is a gift that keeps on giving.