TEACH FOR INDIA’S LITTLE STORIES OF SUCCESS
- Priyanka Patil, a Teach for India student, graduated from United World College Adriatic in Duino, Italy. United World College India offers full needs-based scholarships to select 15-18 year olds to study in 15 different countries. Priyanka’s graduation speech embodied her ability to carve out a leadership role for herself and also how she has been able to adapt, assimilate and question her own beliefs.
- Ramesh Yadav, an older 8th Grade student of Shruti Khanolkar, cleared his NIOS exams, skipping 2 whole years to directly join Junior College. He is the first of Teach For India’s Mumbai students to clear 10th grade! His result has motivated the rest of Shruti’s class to work even harder.] As of now, Shruti is working with Ramesh on his college applications, which are looking positive.
- TFI students were selected for full scholarships to the Aga Khan Academy; one Hyderabadi girl was selected in 2014/15 for a full scholarship (125%) to the Academy. Nasreen Begum started at our Junior School in August 2015 as a 6th Grade student in the IB Middle Years Programme. She has done extremely well by thriving both academically and holistically and will be passing into 7th Grade as this is being published. She attends after-school dance classes with our Bollywood instructor, is learning how to swim and, in addition, has also partaken in the recent Junior School musical. In short, Nasreen is taking full advantage of her changed environment whilst enjoying herself as she learns more everyday.
- The Medhavi Scholarship is a prestigious grant offered by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to 4th and 5th Grade students of municipal schools – the prize money (Rs 1000 and Rs 1500) is awarded to the respective students who qualify for the scholarship exam. Impressively, 81 students from Teach For India classrooms qualified for the Medhavi Scholarship.
- Rajkiya Pratibha Vidyalaya is a network of model schools throughout Delhi, the admission to which is through a highly competitive entrance test for 5th, 9th and 11th From our Teach for India classrooms, 60 students qualified for Rajkiya Pratibha Vidyalaya.