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Shekhar Hariharan: From a Director at IQVIA to Becoming a Teach For India Fellow

This series will capture six Teach For India Fellow stories that exemplify it is never too late to begin creating social impact and driving sustainable change. While most Fellows pursue the Fellowship straight out of university, these Fellows joined the journey at a later stage, harnessing their previous years of leadership within their careers in…

Nation-Building Towards Equity Will Demand Transformational Change

Gandhi and Nehru, more than 70 years ago, envisioned an India that would be built on a more empowered republic – one that would be rooted in a social contract that worked for all of India’s citizens. Today, unfortunately, the institutions that underlie those promises are broken. Transforming India’s educational system – and therefore rewriting the…

How Collective Leadership can Fuel a Movement for Education Equity

I believe that the education crisis is a wicked systems problem and solving it will require an extremely diverse set of skills, perspectives and experiences. This journey will require the most driven thinkers and doers bringing cross-vertical and interdisciplinary skills to the table. My role pushes me to have these conversations with our Fellows and…

Improving India’s Education System, One Rural Coastal Village at a Time

Nisha Subramaniam leads education and rural community development projects with the ASSEFA Foundation. She previously served as Senior Program Manager for Teach For India’s operations in Chennai.     You’re a Chennaite who also taught in a school in Mumbai. Why move from a big city to Kannarpet—a rural coastal village? As a Teach for India Fellow,…