Teach For India alumni from the Northeast changing the education landscape for children in India

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March 17, 2019
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Teach For India alumni from the Northeast changing the education landscape for children in India

Teach For India is changing the face of the Indian education sector by implementing innovative techniques to provide children from under-resourced communities with holistic education and opportunities to build a bright future.

Despite the various challenges facing youth in the region Teach for India recruits dynamic young leaders from the North East. Through Teach For India’s fellowship, one of the largest pipelines of talent for the education sector these young leaders from the region are creating major impact across the country.

Nilav Pyne, Elgiva Kharsati and Neida Khurshid are just three of the many young leaders from the region who are employing innovative strategies and leadership skills to improve education for children from low income communities.

Nilav Pyne hails from the small town of Tezpur, Assam. Nilav joined Teach for India with a passion for social change through education and has been transforming India’s current education system. Upon completion of his Fellowship in 2016, Nilav joined Teach For India as a staff recruiter, where he supports the organization to find talented and driven individuals to join the Fellowship. Nilav currently works with the Alumni Impact team, where he enables alumni to amplify their impact and reach more students.

In the long run, Nilav envisions himself going back to the Northeast and working with the students and youth there to bring about social change for a better Assam.

Elgiva Kharsati, who has graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai in the year 2013, hails from Shillong, Meghalaya. Elgiva was enroute to securing an opportunity at a marketing firm when she decided to volunteer in a Teach For India classroom. Her experience with volunteering gave her insight into how much support under-resourced schools required, and she was inspired by the student’s energy and excitement. Following that she joined the Fellowship immediately after her college exams in 2013.

Elgiva is currently in her sixth year with Teach For India. She was a program manager for three years after completing her Fellowship, where she was responsible for coaching and training Fellows. She is currently a City Alumni Impact manager who works to engage Teach For India Alumni who are creating impact both within and outside the education sector in Mumbai.

Neida Khurshid, who hails from Golaghat, Assam, joined Teach For India in 2015. While pursuing a degree in Architecture, she realized the immense potential it holds to make people’s lives better. This led to a decision to pursue work that had on-ground impact on beneficiaries.

Neida went on to join the Fellowship upon recommendation from her friend, and has been creating impact in the organization since 2015. This is the fourth year of her association with Teach For India and second year as staff, where she heads the student leadership track in Ahmedabad. Her role consists of  bringing in students’ voices on every possible platform and exploring the scope of student-adult partnership in education.

Over the years, Teach For India has established its presence across India, and in the last decade over 70 Fellows have joined the movement from the North East region alone. These individuals have emerged as hardworking, dedicated and passionate leaders, with a goal to leverage their experience from the Fellowship and use it for the development of the North East region.

The LAST APPLICATION DEADLINE TO APPLY for the Teach For India Fellowship Program is on Sunday, 24th March 2019!


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