What is it like to be a teacher? We have always heard people say, “Teaching is the noblest of all professions!”. Why so?
Teaching is more than just instructing what is given in texts and books. It is a process of imparting knowledge and information at the same time offering an inerasable impact through guidance and change.
What if you had the opportunity to teach? An opportunity that makes you a pioneer individual in our process of creating a new generation of young teachers to combat educational inequity is something that cannot be easily ignored.
AIESEC India is providing a rare opportunity of a completely sponsored international teaching opportunity for two fellows that enjoy teaching, and want to learn in a new environment. And while the lookout for the same is on, we are here with more reasons that illustrate why YOU should be taking up this opportunity in a classic ‘Game of Thrones’ manner.
#1 It’s now or never
Now is the time you have. Instead of wasting it away falling for the belief that goodness will eventually be yours, you should aim out of the ballpark. In fact, days are numbered, obviously. If you have dreamt of being a significant change maker on this planet, then you must start now and this is something you could start with. Start young!
#2 Strike a noble profession off your bucket-list
As mentioned before, teaching is a noble profession. It takes a high level of selflessness to take a responsibility such as teaching and supporting a weak learner.
#3 Pick up a new skill or two
While participating in the fellowship, you will find several occasions where you will witness new processes and ways of work you were not familiar to earlier. Learn new work tips and tricks – this could be something as simple as maintaining log books or making administrative decisions. These new skills may have the potential to serve you for a lifetime.
#4 Become independent
Most of the Indian youth tends to be overly dependent on their parents’ resources. Although it is seen as a matter of parental care and support, it is important to fill one’s own big shoes. A global fellowship will be a perfect chance for you to become more independent and responsible.
#5 Treat yourself to travel, tastes and traditions
Most of the times, work puts a full stop to relaxing holidays and stress-buster breaks. What if the two can be combined? If the excitement of a new place, its people, history and heritage can complement a work opportunity it hosts, work will no longer be taxing. Visit new places and taste all that you have never heard of!
#6 Challenge yourself
A brand new environment may not be the most comfortable surrounding to settle down in. However, it is the little challenges that gets you going. Stepping out of the comfort zone has always proved to be a forte helping one shed shyness, become self-confident and face each day in a better manner. Hence, challenges become a sandbox for learning and improvising.
#7 Teach and learn at the same time
It is only in the profession of teaching does one come across interesting learners that end up teaching something new in their process of learning. There are different types of learners, each with abilities of various degrees. It is while spending time with a variety of unique learners that one learns new things about people as well as oneself.
#8 Build an appealing curriculum vitae
Pre-métier experiences help you align yourself to the path of your dream job. They are a trial ground that enables you to get your basics right. The fellowship program will highlight the experience column in your CV, enhancing it in a suitable manner. It will project your intentions and help you make the best out of it for the future.
#10 Discover your self-worth
A step towards something as fine as a global youth fellowship is a sign of the burning desire to walk the talk. Understand the power of the attitude you hold towards yourself. Rely upon and trust your own feelings because this opportunity will remind you of what you are truly worth.
In order to overcome problems faced by and in the educational sector, there is a need for collaborative action among governments, international organizations, corporations, universities and NGOs. This calls for fostering strong leadership, creativity and purpose in young individuals.
The Youth Global Fellowship Program answers the above issue and you could be one of the two fellows that can win a sponsored fellowship abroad. For more details, visit http://youthglobalfellow.aiesec.in
Ready to take the throne?
Be a global leader, in the truest sense.