We’ll work towards finding the puzzle piece of our choice. We’ll take steps to discover who we’re, cultivate belief in ourselves, find our purpose, and master our learning goals.
3 months into Incubation! #Learnings from Quarter 1
Learning the Art of Articulation: Perfecting your Pitch
In order to successfully launch a Fellowship model and secure donor funding for their initiatives, it’s important for our Entrepreneurs to pitch a strong narrative of their work. Throughout the incubation period, our Entrepreneurs get multiple opportunities to present their Fellowship model to experienced mentors in the sector and develop their narratives to be stronger and more impactful.
This time during the first Learning Circle, Aakanksha Gulati, CPO, Teach For India, Mansi Joshi, City Director, Delhi, and Vignesh Krishnan, City Director, Hyderabad joined us to facilitate a space for our Entrepreneurs to guide them on boldly presenting their work.
As we move into Phase 4, extending the post-incubation support to our community, we also invited some of our previously incubated Ed-Entrepreneurs to the space. Meghna Chawla, Founder, Foster & Forge is our Entrepreneur Partner from the 2018 cohort. In the video below she shares her experience and key learning from the session.
Who am I as a Leader? - Mapping our Entrepreneurs’ growth on the ECM
A core to our program is to build our Entrepreneurs as reflective practitioners by building their skills to realistically self-evaluate. We do this by providing them with the Entrepreneur Competency Mapping Scale (ECM) - a rubric to measure their progress on their incubation journey.
Leadership India Needs - An Inspiring Story of Local-Leadership
‘Leadership India Needs’ is an initiative to document stories of leadership, resilience, and transformation emerging from various Fellowship Programs run by TFIx Entrepreneurs. We got a chance to interact with these Fellows across the country to understand their journey, challenges, and achievements.
Here is a short video from our conversation with Anjali Sarmah, a Fellow of the Bhumi Fellowship (Bhumi was incubated by TFIx in 2020). Anjali works with a vision to create an enabling learning environment for the teachers and students and foster trusting relationships between all of its stakeholders to achieve holistic education for her children.
We’ll accelerate the learning of others to unleash their potential. We will operate with love and belief in others, value diversity, and cherish our common humanity.
Entrepreneur Site Visits
To restructure an organization to be able to launch a Fellowship program is a big decision. Our Incubation Program allows our Entrepreneurs to access experienced mentors to develop the relevant knowledge, skills, and mindsets for the same. These are our Program Partners- developers, connectors, and managers at TFIx, who enable our Entrepreneurs to wear different hats at different points of time to bring out the best in them and their teams.
Virtual City Visit: Teach For India, Mumbai
To deepen their understanding of vision-action alignment, organizational structures, and ecosystem of support required to run a successful Fellowship program, we partnered with Teach For India, Mumbai to create a virtual learning experience for our 2021 Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs observed Teach For India Virtual Classes and Program Manager - Fellow debrief. They were also part of an informative Panel Discussion with Aditya Mallya, City Director and the City Operations Team of Teach For India, Mumbai.
During Learning Circle 1 we explored healthy collaborations with our external partners Dream A Dream, ApniShala, Simple Education Foundation (SEF) & Saturday Art Class. These 4 organizations with their vast experience in the Education sector joined us to present their Student & Fellow Curriculum and interact with our Entrepreneurs to accelerate their learning.
Blog Post: Sustainable Change Through Local Leadership
We’ll work in Partnership for a better India. We will understand inequity and its root causes, discover the truth of the world, live in harmony with the environment around us, and envision and create solutions for a better India.
Leadership Forum: Entrepreneur Panel on Sustainable Leadership
The question of Sustainability becomes significant and challenging in a world where our communities are recovering from Covid-19. We invited our Entrepreneur Partners who we believe have shown a lot of grit and resilience to understand from them how they managed themselves and their organizations sustain through these times.
Fellows - Our Equal Partners in building a movement
Robert Thangkhal is an extremely passionate and driven educator who believes in the power of collective and community. Robert is a Teach for North East Fellow from Recognise Rise and Empower Association (incubated by TFIx in 2019). In the video below, he shares how he invested the entire community in ensuring continuous learning for his students.
“In building a movement such as Teach for North-East everyone who is part of it becomes the owner. As a Fellow, I have to take ownership of my learning and development, engage in pieces of training, and design a holistic curriculum to engage all stakeholders to become equal partners and play their significant role in achieving the movement’s vision and goal.”
Exploring the Power of Collective- Regional Hubs
The problem of Inequity in Education cannot be solved by one person or an organization alone. To bring a systemic change, there is a need to work as one Collective.