BYJU’S rolls out first-ever flagship Fellowship Programme for social development
BYJU’S, the world’s largest edtech business, has announced the introduction of a special two-year Flagship Fellowship Program for young, creative people desiring to engage in the social development sector as part of its social impact project ‘Education For All.’
This fellowship programme is a big step forward in BYJU’s commitment to provide quality and digital education to millions of students in India’s most rural and underserved locations.
The fellowship program’s first cohort, which began on April 15, will train 45 selected fellows with backgrounds in social development on a variety of features and issues pertinent to India’s edtech and social development sectors.
In cooperation with the NITI Aayog, the selected fellows will manage BYJU’s social initiatives programmes in ‘aspirational areas’ across India. BYJU’S hopes to give quality education to over 3,000 deserving JEE and NEET applicants from underprivileged populations throughout 60+ aspirational districts through this programme. Top performers will be offered full-time employment with BYJU’S after completing the two-year fellowship.
Flagship Fellowship Programme
Massive learning losses have resulted from the COVID-19 epidemic. According to the Department of School Education and Literacy, the epidemic affected about 24 crore school students in India, with around 12 crore of them in classes 1–5. BYJU’S aspires to level the playing field and close the educational gap in India through its social impact activities. The introduction of this Fellowship Program is a crucial step in that direction, as it serves as a springboard for aspiring applicants to pursue a successful career in India’s Edtech industry by partnering with prominent government and non-profit organizations.
“Education is a catalyst for change,” said Mansi Kasliwal, VP-Social Initiatives at BYJU’S. “Today’s youth are the most able agents to make high-quality education and equal learning opportunities accessible to all.” We congratulate all 45 candidates who are embarking on a new adventure to drive social change and touch the lives of many kids from poor families in India as we launch the inaugural cohort of our flagship Fellowship Program. We hope that this fellowship programme will inspire more young social development experts to make a significant contribution to educational justice.”
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