For more than a decade, Teach for India has sought to improve the country’s education system by leveraging India’s best and brightest young leaders, training them as teachers and placing them in under-resourced schools to deliver powerful change in the classroom.
These teachers, known as Fellows, focus on more than academics — though they have been able to help their students close critical academic gaps. Fellows work with their students to build strong values and understand their role in a global community, which are central to developing the next generation of leaders.
When COVID-19 began to spread throughout India, Teach for India fellows faced significant challenges when it came to connecting with students at home. Hear from Anissha Aggarwal, a Fellow with Teach for India, about the benefits of using Zoom to deliver distance education to students with limited resources, and how she was able to positively impact the lives of her students during the pandemic.