What is Teach India?
Teach India is a social initiative from The Times of India that brings together children in need of education and people who can contribute a little time towards teaching them. It is based on one simple principle: If you have the desire to teach, we will put you in touch with children who are willing to learn. To begin with, we are rollling it out in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. We hope to extend it to more cities next year after we have perfected the logistics. The United Nations Volunteers programme is a partner with the Times of India for the Teach India initiative and will provide expertise as well as ongoing technical support in volunteer management. With over 60 NGOs, corporates, schools and social organisations already supporting our cause, we now look for selfless individuals to come forward and help change the future of a child forever, by giving just a few hours a week to Teach India
How do I apply?
As part of the Teach India movement, The Times of India has established partnerships with several NGOs. Anyone interested in participating can visit the Teach India website at www.teach.timesofindia.com and join us. Alternatively, you can also fill out the volunteer registration form, printed on another page in today’s newspaper, and submit it to The Times of India office in your city. To receive the form on email pls SMS TEACH to 58888.
How does Teach India work?
As soon as your completed form reaches us, you will receive a confirmation message. You will then be mapped to one of our NGOs based on your area preference and time commitment, and asked to contact a NGO coordinator assigned to you and meet him/her. Once selected, you will be placed in one of the programmes, and after a basic orientation, your teaching sessions will begin. For more details on Teach India please visit our website at www.teach.timesofindia.com
What kind of education will I be providing?
Teach India aims to help undereducated children through a variety of programmes, including basic education, support classes and even storytelling . These are all very easy to teach programmes in which simple topics have to be taught to children mostly at primary school level. The teaching would be one-on-one or to small groups of children. The type of programme a volunteer is assigned to, will be decided after assessment by the NGO, keeping your location and time preference in mind.
How long will I have to teach?
Teach India is looking for volunteers who can participate in the programme for three months. If you wish to continue teaching beyond that period, it may be made possible by the NGO you are working with through mutual discussion.