that feeling
when someone tells YOU
that YOU inspire THEM
YOUR CLASS AWAITS ! APPLY NOW.

OPENLINKS FOUNDATION MOBILIZES YOUNG LEADERS TO SERVE UNDERPREVILEGED KIDS AND BE ROLE MODELS TO DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS.

There is big learning as you work with students. You practice presentation, communication & leadership skills.

#WhenOneTeachesTwoLearn

Meaningful & structured work – helps you grow as a person & adds value professionally.

#TransformLivesAndYours

Work with like minded people and students in fun and safe school environment.

#ThankGodItIsFun

Real work to learn real skills to make real change.

Who can be a Saarthi Guru?

We believe that our fellows are leaders of the movement towards reforming education. Our Saarthi fellows are passionate and committed about making education fun & relevant and reducing student stress. We are looking for leadership potential that can develop through the Saarthi fellowship.

Saarthi fellows commit 5 hours per 25 days in a academic year for Atharva school program. Of this 20 days will be classroom interaction and 5 days peer learning and interactions with industry experts over the course of the year.

Our Fellows are confident and demonstrate interpersonal skills in their interactions with children and adults. They are creative and set high expectations for themselves and for others. They understand that punctuality, preparation and respect are essential skills to develop leadership.

we rise by lifting others

CORPORATE
EMPLOYEES

COLLEGE
STUDENT

EDUCATED
HOMEMARKERS

OTHERS ?
RETIRED ETC..

ROLES

SAARTHI GURU

Help students to make videos and smooth conduct of Atharva club. You are the Facilitator. You create excitement, guide, help discussions & support directly only when needed. You lead by example.

There are 2-3 Saarthi for a group of 10-12 Atharva club members.

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SAARTHI CURATOR

Mine the internet for good content and catalog the gems in tickLinks. You have a knack of playing with search words to find exciting videos – which show and not tell in a boring way.

You invest 3 hours a week from home. You also review links put up by other curators.

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SAARTHI RECRUITMENT AND ENABLEMENT

Open Links runs a fully sustainable Volunteer based model.

We ensure that children get the best of their community's young leaders and they have role models to look up to. Open Links is provides a unique platform and opportunity to improve education quality and equality for children around the country. Volunteers identify with Open Links passionate 'can do' spirit.

Our recruitment process aims to find the best and committed candidates across the country. Selected volunteers commit to a minimum of a year, and are then provided training and induction sessions based on their profile, before they are challenged and empowered to make a difference on the ground.

RECRUITMENT

We run campaigns periodically in colleges, corporate and social media to find our passionate change leaders. Selected candidates go through Group Activity and Interview.

ENABLEMENT

15 hours structured training. Handholding initial classes.   Activity Books,   website material

SAARTHI GURU JOURNEY

Saarthi Enablement

6 days

Evidence based, Sensitive
Learning Circle - Utsav

4 days

3 Cs of good team work
Learning Circle - Rangbirangi

4 days

Joyful & Purposeful group
Learning Circle - Alankar

6 days

Personal strength, Group skills
Sarthi fellowship award & ceremony

AN OPEN LETTER TO SAARTHI APPLICANTS

Greetings, I have been a part of Open Links since inception. I have played various roles and here is my advice.

Working as Saarthi is meant to be a journey rather than specific milestone. We look at applicants closely for excitement of learning and contribution to community. Because as a Saarthi fellow, your work and commitment impacts the schools that you work with - and the children and teachers there. Your work reforms education.

As a Saarthi, you will be pushed: by yourself. Over and over. Your commitment to the cause will be unwavering – over days, over weeks and over months. You will love your interactions with children – but there will be challenges to overcome. Your enthusiasm and support will help your students and teachers - to make education fun and relevant. It is no easy problem to solve – but your dedication and persistence will make it happen.

You will work with a team of cause focused people. You will be part of a tight knit family where you will not be alone when you work on problems. You will learn. So much so that you will not recognize yourself and your approach one year into the program. Honestly, Open Links is for people who are deeply committed to the cause – and are ready to put in patient & persistent effort to make a change. If you believe you have it in you - come join and experience change leadership.

The choice is yours.

MEET OUR FELLOWS

SMALL ACTIONS X LOTS OF PEOPLE = BIG CHANGE!