What is the Teach For Pakistan Fellowship?
A two-year, full-time opportunity for university graduates and young professionals from diverse fields to teach in low-income schools and develop their own leadership capabilities.
Why is the Fellowship a full-time, two year commitment? Can I just teach as a volunteer, part-time or for one year instead?
Do I get paid during the Fellowship?
Yes, the Fellowship is a paid position. The Fellowship is a full time, paid opportunity. Our Fellows get paid Rs. 50 thousand per month with an additional monthly allowance of Rs. 10 thousand for out of station Fellows.
How will the Fellowship better equip me for graduate school or future employment opportunities?
The Fellowship is an opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional skills, including management, communication, planning, data analysis, organizing, self-motivation and collaboration with people across lines of difference. These are all skills that are highly transferable from teaching to other fields such as policy, business, management, and journalism etc. That is what makes this two year experience compatible with the pursuit of a broad range of personal and professional goals, and why graduate schools, employers and scholarship schemes across the world recognize and value the Teach For brand. Throughout the two years, Fellows will also be provided with networking and mentoring opportunities for career development.
How many people have done the Fellowship before?
146 Alumni have completed the Fellowship so far. Our Alumni have continued to pursue our shared vision, rewriting government school textbooks, training thousands of teachers, turning around struggling schools, innovating through ed-tech and mobilizing resources for education development. They exert the leadership skills they developed through the Fellowship in their work across public, private and non-profit sectors. Currently, we have 85 people working in various schools across Islamabad.
What kind of training and ongoing support will you provide for Fellows?
How is Teach For Pakistan connected to Teach For All?
Teach For Pakistan is an independent, locally governed entity. We are incorporated with the SECP as a Section 42, non-profit company. We are a partner in the Teach For All global network of 60 similar, independent national organizations. Teach For All provides all its partners with technical support, and a platform to share knowledge, learning and experience
What are the eligibility requirements for the Fellowship?
What kind of schools will I be placed in as a Fellow?
Fellows are placed in government schools serving children from low-income communities in and around Islamabad.
I am a Pakistani national currently residing abroad. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes, students currently enrolled in international universities are encouraged to apply. Anyone with a Pakistani citizenship or a valid National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistan Origin Card (POC) is eligible to apply for the Fellowship
I have a work experience for one year or more. What is the eligibility criteria for young professionals?
Candidates with any number of years of experience are welcome to apply for the Fellowship. You will be evaluated based on your Bachelor’s degree along with your work experience. Please make sure to add all of your educational qualifications, internships and work experience in the application.
Due to Covid, my degree completion might be delayed beyond June 2022. How will I be accommodated?
Candidates who will have completed their academic coursework by June 30, 2022, are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. If timelines are altered due to the ongoing pandemic, Teach For Pakistan will take that into account.
What are Teach For Pakistan’s funding sources?
Year 1 Teaching
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A 5-month recruitment drive to encourage top candidates to apply to the Fellowship
Selected Fellows are matched to a partner school
The classroom experience changes you. Forever.
As soon as you step into the classroom, you become the leader and hero of your students. They look up to you for everything and that’s when you realise the responsibility of what you have signed up for. In retrospect, you always realise that despite all your efforts you are the one who learnt the most during the Fellowship – your
students end up teaching you.