The Apni Shala Fellowship: Rethink education, Rediscover yourself
Do you think you're ready to take on a challenge? Are you ready to make schools a safer and more caring space for children? Are you ready to delve inwards and embark on a journey to discover your authentic self?
About the Fellowship
Consider these facts about the Indian education system:
Grim situation for our children? These statistics tell us that our schools need to be safer and more caring spaces that have a robust framework for social and emotional learning (SEL) and more wholesome education.
The Apni Shala Fellowship is a one-year full-time, paid fellowship program where young people actively learn skills and on-field experience to facilitate social emotional learning (SEL) programs for children in public schools. This is India's first SEL-focussed fellowship program, designed to create an ever-widening circle of caring, compassionate youth inspired to integrate mental wellbeing education in schools, while growing to be more reflective, compassionate and empowered individuals themselves.
Thank you to all those who applied to the Fellowship 2020/21! Applications closed on 22nd March 2020 and we are currently not accepting any new applications.
GOALS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
1. Connect passionate young people with the school community and bring social emotional learning programs to schools in India.
2. Be a platform for young people aspiring to be educators, counsellors, and facilitators to build skills and on-field experience to become our country’s advocates for mental wellbeing of children.
3. Give youth the platform to begin a journey of self-growth, deep reflection and unlearning to live more empowered lives
the fellowship journey and roadmap
Apni Shala Fellows are the frontrunners of the mental wellbeing and
education movement we support. This is what your journey as a Fellow during a one-year period will look like:
Opportunities FOR FELLOWS
impact you will make
Step 1- Applications will open end of the calendar year. Applicants will be required to fill in the Fellowship Application form.
Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the 1st round of personal interviews to the Apni Shala office. In case the applicant is not in Mumbai, this round may also happen online (must have skype/google hangout option)
Step 3 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a demo facilitation session and the 2nd round of personal interviews (this will happen in Mumbai)
Step 4 – Final candidates selected for the Fellowship will be announced
Note: Applications will be considered only after submission of the online application form. CVs sent to the organizations contact address will not be considered.
Hear from the Fellows: