Azim Premji Foundation Announces Fellowship Programme 2018
Chennai, October 11, 2017: Azim Premji Foundation has announced its annual Fellowship Programme. Applications for this programme are invited from people having 3 to 10 years of work experience, 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 the local language is a must and candidates should be open to relocate to the districts where Azim Premji Foundation operates. The monthly stipend offered would be Rs. 30,000 (all inclusive).
Last datefor submitting the application is October 29, 2017. To apply, please logon to:http://azimpremjifoundation.org/fellowship
Theselection is based on an online test followed by personal interviews. Theprogramme aims to give a grounded experience of the educational and socialspace to a broad range of people across sectors. It is a 2 yearfull-time programme, beginning March 2018 where the first year will involveteaching in government schools and participating in the activities of the FieldInstitutes of the Foundation. The second year would be focused on capacitybuilding of the Fellows, preparing them for roles they can play in the FieldInstitutes after completing the Fellowship.
After aninduction, Fellows will be posted in the blocks of the districts ofChhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana andUttarakhand, where the Foundation currently works through its Field Institutes.
AbhishekRathore, Leader – Recruitment, Azim Premji Foundation said, ‘We look for peopleworking in various organisations and who have a heart and mind for socialchange. This is an opportunity for them to get to first-hand experience aboutthe challenges and working environment while working to improve the quality andequity in school education in India. Further, during the Fellowship, those whoare committed, have performed well and are keen to continue, will get anopportunity to become full-time members at the Foundation’.
For moredetails and to apply online please log on to http://azimpremjifoundation.org/fellowship orcall us on our Toll free helpline: 1800 274 0101 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
AboutAzim Premji Foundation: Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for-profit organization thathas been working for more than a decade now towards making deep, large scaleand institutionalized impact on the quality and equity of education in India,along with related development areas. Any large scale educational changerequires significant and sustained effort over many decades and can only beachieved through working at multiple levels as well as on several areassimultaneously. The Foundation today works in 6 States and 1 Union Territorywhich together have more than 3, 50,000 government schools.
Key aspectsof its work are as follows:
Azim PremjiFoundation works in collaboration with State Governments and engages withteachers, teacher educators, head teachers, block and cluster level educationofficials, senior government functionaries and policy makers at the state andnational level. The Foundation has several District Institutes within thesestates, each having dedicated teams. These Institutes work at the grass rootlevel, closely engaging with the government education system. The range of workthey do spans capacity building of teachers, head teachers and otherfunctionaries at the district and state level. It also involves work oncurriculum, assessment, policy issues and advocacy at the state level. At sixof the District Institutes, Azim Premji Schools have been established toprovide quality education to the children of the local community, and serve as‘demonstration schools’.