Global Citizen Year, a non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders, is excited to announce the launch of its new program in India. Global Citizen Year’s first expansion into Asia marks the beginning the organization’s next stage of growth.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, Global Citizen Year Fellows will work as teaching assistants in low-income schools in India through an innovative partnership with Teach For India, a member of the Teach For All global network for expanding educational opportunity.
“We are thrilled to partner with Global Citizen Year in the effort to eliminate educational inequality in India,” said Sandeep Rai, Teach For India City Director in Pune. “Global Citizen Year Fellows will be invaluable as assistants in the classroom and role models for our students. We are excited to have them join us in Pune.”
The launch in India is part of Global Citizen Year’s strategy to ensure that many more – and more diverse – young leaders have firsthand experiences living and working in the parts of the world that are shaping our global economy.
“The Indian economy is one of the world’s fastest growing and Hindi is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world, yet few Americans have direct experience in India,” said Abigail Falik, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year. “We are excited to collaborate with Teach For India in our shared work to expand the pipeline of young people equipped to address today’s greatest challenges and seize tomorrow’s greatest opportunities.”