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The Gandhi Fellowship Program is a two-year Fellowship program for talented youngsters from India's top colleges

The program is rooted in the belief that as a nation it is important to develop a cadre of leaders exposed to the complexities of bringing change in social and public systems. The Gandhi Fellowship Program is designed to provide youth with the opportunity for personal transformation through self-discovery and thereby, contribute to the causes surrounding them. It creates a legitimate space for young people to engage with social issues in a real manner and devote their energies to bring about school change through their tenure and effectively lead complex public systems in the future.

2 Years, 5 Schools, 1,000 Children and the Gandhi Fellow

As a catalyst for school change, each fellow brings change in 5 schools by being a resource person for the school principals and by potentially impacting the lives of 1,000 children. Fellows assist teachers and identify when and where Headmasters (Principals) need extra support. Fellows interact and work with teachers, community members and education officials towards the goal of creating model schools.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for students of top colleges across India who have demonstrated leadership quality through their work in both academic as well as extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular leadership can be identified in the form of school captain of sports / art club teams, house captain, president or secretary of college events, participation at state / national / international level competitions.

Entrepreneurial activities will be considered for leadership experience.

Grant

You shall be entitled to an all-inclusive monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, a fixed monthly phone allowance of Rs. 600 and rent-free accommodation and other allowances as applicable.

Of the monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, half shall be paid on monthly basis and the remaining Rs. 7000 would be retained as interest-free reserve amount. The cumulative reserve amount will be paid at the end of the term of Fellowship after the period of 23 months. In case the Fellowship is terminated earlier, the cumulative reserve amount will be paid to you subject to following conditions:

Fellowship termination between 0-11 months: no claim to cumulative reserve amount;

Fellowship termination after completion of 12 month: entitled to claim cumulative reserve amount for 12 months (i.e. 7000 x 12), but amount will be credited at the end of the Fellowship term;

Fellowship termination between 12-22 months: No claim for additional months after 12 months (i.e. 7000 x 12), but amount will credit at the end of the term of Fellowship;

Fellowship completion at 23 months: entitled to claim 23 months of cumulative reserve amount (i.e. 7000 x 23).

Millionaire Social Ventures : Gandhi Fellowship is launching an exclusive Social Incubation & Enterprises Program. This program supports aspiring social entrepreneurs through special idea incubation, business mentor-ship and start-up funding support up to Rs 20 lakh after fellowship graduation.

Principal Leadership Development Program: Principals as Leaders

The Organisation conducts a three-year in service training course for primary school Principals and or Headmasters called the Principal Leadership Development Program (PLDP). The training combines in-class instruction with live projects, which help establish a connection between theory and practice on the ground. It helps Principals tackle day-to-day problems in government schools and turn around failing schools. PLDP hopes to transform administrators into leaders.

PLDP & Gandhi Fellowship:
A Symbiosis

Fellows facilitate the process of school change by working closely with the Principals engaged in the PLDP. They provide on-ground training and coach them in various aspects of pedagogy, institutional leadership and administrative efficiency. The program adopts a holistic approach to sustain change through key stakeholders i.e., the Principals, Teachers, community members, government bodies, experts, multidisciplinary team members in order to impact the quality of learning provided to children.

Note
In the government schools of India, the word Principal is not used. Instead, the word Head Teacher is used. In other locations, Head Master word is used as well. However, Principal is used here since it is a globally understood word.
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