Two-years, four-semesters. Development of core competencies for large scale change. Fellows create change in the government school and in the communities.
The curriculum is entirely goal based. Fellows are challenged to demonstrate learning and impact, which encourages accountability, creativity and resilience.
There are 10 Fellowship Processes across four semesters. Each process has a clearly identified goal, which is tied to various competencies.
Meeting goals through processes hones seven specific, measureable leadership competencies through which their progress is charted.
At the end of every process, fellows come together for a four-day period of structured reflection around learning called the PRAP or the Personal Reflection Assessment Process. The PRAP helps fellows identify their strengths and areas of development through evaluations and assessment. Fellows are tested for both school support and leadership competencies. The goal-based framework is used to measure and assess growth and performance. The framework is further nuanced to create markers that help assess high, medium and low performance.
The continual cycle of experience - reflection - conceptualization - experimentation that is an integral part of the Gandhi Fellowship program becomes a transformative process. As the GFs go through regular iterations of this cycle, the learning and change taking place within the GF gets articulated and in the process becomes consolidated and internalized.