ISBN 9788184005639,Redrawing India : The Teach for India Story

Redrawing India : The Teach for India Story



Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788184005639

ISBN-10 8184005636


Number of Pages 286 Pages
Language (English)

Academic And Professional

Eighteen-year-old Shaheen Mistri, having grown up around the world, spends the summer in Mumbai and wanders into the Ambedkar Nagar slum community. She sees Pinky, who becomes the first of the thousands of children whose lives she will touch on her journey. Hers are the endlessly compelling stories of the underprivileged children of India, the harsh realities that they face and the hope and love that will catapult them into being a future generation of leaders. This is a story of the power of personal reflection and makes us ask ourselves the question, What is the greatest life I can live? And in answer are the personal accounts of so many 'Teach for India Fellows' and staff, Indias best and brightest, who have shown that each and every one of us, working together, towards the belief that one day every child will have the opportunity to receive an excellent education, has the power to change the world. Praise I truly believe that what Teach for India is trying to do is very revolutionary, very positive and will contribute a lot in the way our nation moves forward in the years to come. I wish something like this was around when I was passing out of school or college. - Aamir Khan, Actor Teach for India is like Shakespeares 'gentle rain from heaven'-it blesseth him that gives and him that takes. It is becoming a force for driving positive change in this country as it impacts futures and changes lives. The Teach for India story needs to be told and I believe this book is an important step in spreading its message. - Anand Mahindra, Chairman and MD, Mahindra Group Teach for India is doing an amazing job of helping even the odds for thousands of children. It has brought together young men and women who want to make a difference and what better way to make a difference than through children? The Teach for India story is about moulding lives and shaping futures. - Jaideep Bose, Chief Editor, Times of India Teach for India has the potential to have a possibly greater impact in catalyzing and developing a movement to provide all of Indias children with the opportunities they deserve. - Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co - Founder, Teach for All Teach for India teaches Indias best and brightest compassion, perseverance, emotional resilience and the value of constantly thinking on your feet-the core values needed for success in endeavors after. It will also give you love and oceans of gratitude from the children you teach and from their families. What more can one ask for from the Universe? - Rahul Bose, Actor, Social Activist Without a doubt, Teach for India is national service. Its incredible how real the change is that Fellows have brought to education. - Arnab Goswami, News Anchor, Times Now Teach for India Fellowship is not just about being a teacher for a couple of years, but teaching yourself invaluable lessons for life. - Chetan Bhagat, Author