South India Fellowship

Watch India, Pune Video

 Upcoming Dates

August  31 Jul - 26 Aug 2018

 Context in India

India has 440 million children. Whilst enrolment into primary schools is high, 65% of students leave school without basic literacy and numeracy skills and 1 in 4 children of school going age drop out of school. The need for a systematic approach to the issue of poor quality education in under-resourced schools is becoming increasingly important in India.

Our Objective

Across our South India Fellowships, we support the existing work of the award-winning 'LIFT Thermax Foundation' and NGO 'Mantra for Change'. Fellows also work directly with local Headteachers and Teach for India alumni to provide high-quality teacher training through an interactive workshop and following up with lesson observations and coaching.

Fellowship Overview

Our partner: LIFT

Since 2013, LIFT has worked with over 240 teachers across 40 schools impacting close to 8000 children in Schools across Pune. It set up a year-long professional development programme to strengthen the education system in the city. We have worked with LIFT since 2016, with Fellows working closely with teachers at LIFT to improve the quality of teaching in the area.

Understanding the context

You will start by getting to know the rest of the team and enjoying the local culinary delights of India. The first phase of the Fellowship involves visiting schools to understand the education context in the region. The team will then work together to plan the training and school support programs.

Teacher training and observations

Visit the teachers you will be working with and conduct observations and provide some coaching. Move on to leading training sessions and working closely with the teachers to support them in their roles, alongside the school leaders and our partners.

Experiencing India

Support the teachers to ensure training continues after you leave. The trip will end with an amazing excursion to Goa to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and reflect on what your team as achieved and the legacy you have started.

Fellow experience


India 2016

The training was particularly effective when we all focused on corporal punishment and a clear message was given in schools, at the conference days and in the coaching.


India 2016

The highlights were working with other teachers who were just excellent- not just in technique but in personality and character. I loved seeing India in such an authentic way, and meeting so many inspiring, warm, hospitable Indians.


India 2016

I think the conferences were a great success. I really enjoyed working with others in delivering the sessions and also speaking with my fellow fellows about how to approach certain situations.


India 2016

The biggest source of confidence that I got was from the other fellows and their variety of experiences.

What's included?


  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transport in India
  • Team Leaders
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • LRTT conference costs
  • 24hr support in India
  • Pre-departure training

Not included

  • Flight to India
  • Travel insurance
  • India Tourist Visa
  • Vaccinations and antimalarials


We stay in comfortable and safe guesthouses. The rooms are basic and you will be sharing with one of your teammates. Facilities included wi-fi.


Participants arrange their own flights to and from India for this trip. From there, transport is included and will be in taxis and hired buses. Your team leaders will help you arrange your flight.

Our staff

The Team Leaders for our India Fellowship have worked on LRTT Fellowships before and are all qualified teachers.

Experience India

Khandala National Park

"Panoramic Nature"

Mumbai Tour

"Immerse yourself"

Goa Getaway

"Beautiful beaches"

India Package

THREE amazing excursions

Includes: Mysore Weekend, Experience Bangalore, and Goa Getaway.

What's next?

Our selection process

Apply online

Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.

Speak to our team

As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.

Confirm your place

If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.

Join the team

Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.

Apply for LRTT India, Pune

One of our team will call you within 48 hours

Loading Dates...

You might also be interested in...


2nd Aug 2018 - 28th Aug 2018


4th Jul 2018 - 30th Jul 2018


1st Aug 2019 - 27th Aug 2019


23rd Jul 2018 - 15th Aug 2018