An affordable, quality education is often out of reach for India’s poor. IDEX Fellowship aims to change that by sending consultants to affordable schools to help increase the quality of education for lower income students. The fellowship program offers a unique 9-month, paid, early entry, professional development program for post-graduates interested in the field of social enterprise.
The program is designed to inspire and cultivate potential leaders to provide sustainable solutions to pressing global issues through social ventures. IDEX fellows gain hands-on experience in dealing with the complexities that contribute to socio-economic and political issues in a developing country.
Selected fellows work in low cost private schools in Hyderabad, India to improve the lives of over 500 students and 15 teachers. They consult and interact with school owners on a one-on-one basis to help develop ways to lower costs while providing new educational opportunities for teachers and students.
Although IDEX Fellowship is only in their second year, they have already created an educational summer program for young girls sponsored by Nike, a multi-school cricket league and they’ve built libraries to increase student literacy.
IDEX Fellowship is currently fundraising to send additional candidates to Hyderabad, India. To help them provide better education for India’s poor, click here to donate to their campaign. With your support, the IDEX fellows can give low income students an opportunity escape a life of poverty while gaining skills and an appreciation for bridging global differences in the communities around the world.
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