FAQs for Bhumi Fellowship

The ineffectiveness of the Indian education system puts our future generations at risk. Only reimagined and more effective schools can equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. The Bhumi Fellowship offers you a chance to reimagine the way children learn and create a working system that prepares children for a better tomorrow.

We take a whole-school approach to transformation – in addition to  teaching children foundational literacy and numeracy, our fellows also work directly with the teachers, school leaders, and parents for holistic development.

Spirited young graduates (between 20 and 30 years old) who are passionate about transforming the education system and are willing to commit to a two-year full-time fellowship. Your past experiences in volunteering and/or leading teams will serve as an advantage in understanding the problem at root and taking a collective approach for equitable education.

In Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

Knowing Tamil is not mandatory but will be an advantage.

  • Yes. You will receive a grant of Rs 22,000 per month for a period of two years.
  • Non-Chennai residents will be eligible for an additional house rent allowance.
  • The basic grant of Rs, 22,000 will be provided in two parts:
    – Monthly stipend of Rs 20,000
    – Seed fund of Rs 44,000 (from the remaining Rs 2,000) upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship program.

Two years. You will commit to working full-time at an under-resourced private/ govt/ govt-aided school where you are placed

Yes. The year begins with a training that equips fellows with the basic knowledge, skills, and mindsets required to set foot in a school. Further on, periodic learning circles address need-based knowledge and skill components. An exposure to other potential educators/education entrepreneurs in the ecosystem will also be offered through the fellowship journey.

The Bhumi fellowship is a leadership journey in which fellows transform themselves by working with the school system. Fellows will solve key problems in their schools by working closely with children, teachers, HMs, and parents. With this experience, fellows join the system to transform it for all children.

Fellows who choose to pursue an entrepreneurial journey will be supported in designing solutions to the problems they identify. Alternatively, they will be offered career opportunities with Bhumi or other like-minded organisations.