TOUCHING LIVES TEACHING FELLOWSHIP 2023-2025
As a Touching Lives Fellow, you will be teaching and mentoring children. The children come from challenging socio-economic environment. The role involves ‘developing curriculum’ based on the in-house learning-teaching model of Touching Lives and teaching English, mindfulness and value education through activity-based methods. The teacher provides a safe environment for their quality education and mental health. The Fellow gets an opportunity to learn life-long hands-on tools of the Self-Work* Model through which they can engage in their own self-healing and self-development.
Currently, the team is working remotely, conducting all the sessions with the children online via Zoom. For 2023-2025, we will continue online education / adapt a hybrid model until we rebuild the physical learning space for children. The physical center will be in Dahisar/Borivali, Mumbai. The Fellow will continue the classes with children offline then after.
The offline sessions with children are held in gardens and public/community spaces for personal meeting, assessments and visiting the community, meeting the parents is required.
FELLOWSHIP OPEN FOR :
For the Fellowship Batch of 2023–25 Discovery Program (age group 12–16) and Foundation Program (age 8-12).
The Fellow commits for 2 Years of teaching, mentoring and assisting the educational development and mental health of the children. You help the child to develop a value-based relationship with themselves and the global world. You develop a quality knit with their parents as a practice of inclusion.
The goals for the program are not limited to English but also include cognitive, psycho-social, emotional development and to create a safe space for the child to build trust with oneself and others.
ROLE OF A FELLOW:
A Fellow undergoes a self-transformative journey through our Self-Work* training for their personal healing and self-development. A Fellow also undergoes our Teaching-Learning Method for learning innovative methods and pedagogy for education.
A Fellow –
Who can apply?
Academic Qualification – Bachelors in Education, Experienced Pre-school teachers, Educators, Diploma in Early childhood care and education, Masters in Psychology, Human Development, Literature who are open to teaching methods and mentoring. Teaching experience preferred. Candidates who are passionate about education and transforming lives through education.
*Can speak local languages too – Hindi/Marathi to be able to communicate with parents
Skills and Qualities – Effective communication skills, open to learning new teaching-learning methods, good command over English language, multi– tasking, passionate about working with children and teaching, wisdom to make children independent thinkers, willing to creatively and compassionately resolve difficulties, participative in the learning and healing journey of self and team-mates, leadership qualities and ready to relentlessly support the child’s journey of transformation.
Who cannot apply?
*Applicants who cannot commit for 2 years will not be eligible.
* Logistics and stay for outstation applicants are not provided by the organization.
* Applicants who are studying part-time or full-time or are working part-time at other places.
When to apply?
The Fellowship will begin from April 2023. Applications are open from 15th December 2022.
How to apply?
Round 1: Fill-up online application for here
Round 2: Personal + Technical interview
YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY:
Touching Lives provides sponsorship for courses related to Education and Alternative Healing for the mentors and fellows who are committed to the work of Touching Lives for a long term. It is your journey of Self-Work, Seva and Sadhana. Every mentor goes through an inward journey and bringing evolutionary transformation in themselves.
As a Fellow, you choose the opportunity to contribute in the lives of children by becoming a part of their world in the deepest, warmest and closest and most direct ways – The impact that you can make in child’s life is – You can help them develop growth mind-set which is essential for a learner. Help them believe in their skills and qualities or even establish new ones. You can create a spark of interest in Education so that they do not give up studying. Teach them humanity so that they learn to live in harmony and peace, outside and within. Feel so inspired to learn that they never think of giving up!
If you are passionate about the development of the world and want to actively participate in this journey of knowing oneself and contributing to humanity, then this could be your place to begin with.