Shaheen Mistri – Teach For India

Posted July 10, 2018 11:07 am by

Established in 2009, Teach For India is a part of the Teach For All Network, a growing group of independent organizations that are working to expand educational opportunity in their nations. Headed by Shaheen Mistri as its CEO, Teach for India was instituted to address the issue of educational inequity at scale.

Teach For All is a platform for shared learning and deep engagement across countries. The 46 countries in the network today share a common vision that one day all children will attain an excellent education. Teach For America is also a partner in the same network.

Shaheen Mistri tells us more….

We are currently​  impacting 38,000 students across 7 cities with the help of 1,100 Fellows and 280 Staff Leaders. Our Alumni Movement has grown to almost 2,500 members!

The Program

In the short-term, through our Fellowship program, we provide an opportunity to India’s most promising individuals to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools. Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders like students, principals, and parents, our Fellows get exposed to the grass-roots realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in the education system and identify their role in building a larger movement for equity in education that will create impact in the long term.



Teach For India Fellows commit two years, full-time, to providing their students with the opportunities that can put them on a different life path. The Fellowship journey is one of teaching and learning, of working for children while developing your leadership.

Our Fellows are placed in 2nd to 10th standard classrooms where they teach all major subjects — including English, Mathematics, Social studies and Science with the exception of regional languages.

The curriculum followed is the same as the one followed by the Fellows’ placement school – (usually State Board curriculum).

How to Apply 

For the Teach for India Fellowship Program, we look for passion and commitment to the vision of educational equity as well as leadership potential that can develop through the two-year Fellowship.

Eligibility: You may hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The Applications for the 2019 Fellowship are now open on our website –

Salaries and Allowances

Teach For India Fellows are paid a salary of Rs 19,000 per month. If required to relocate from their home city, Fellows will be given a housing allowance ranging from Rs.5500 to 10,000, depending on the city in which they will stay. In addition, Fellows will receive an allowance for school supplies.


Donations from Corporates under their CSR budget is the main source of funding for Teach For India. Besides this, we also get some funding from High Networth Individuals(HNIs)and Foundations.

For more information, please visit


Teach For India
Godrej One, 2nd Floor
Pirojshanagar, Eastern Express Highway
Vikhroli (East), Mumbai – 400079

For queries related to the Fellowship, you can email at