Aleph to Publish Grey Sunshine: Stories from Teach For India by Sandeep Rai

Grey Sunshine, published by Aleph Book Company, celebrates the milestones achieved by Teach  For India in the past decade and  the hope for continued success ahead . The book marks the flagship authorial venture of Sandeep Rai, Chief of City Operations ac Teach For India.

India continues to battle an educational crisis of unprecedented proportions. Teach For India was founded to end educational inequality in India by creating a strong pipeline of driven, skilled talent within the educational ecosystem of this nation.

Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach For India says, ‘Our aim has been to transform India into a place where all children, irrespective of their background, have access to an education that emancipates their maximum potential. Our movement of leaders has worked, and continues to work ceaselessly co eliminate educational inequality in India. We can definitively see that the seeds we sowed ten years ago are starring to bear fruit now and just witnessing that is a deeply emotional, process.

Picture Credit: Aleph
Picture Credit: Aleph

Today, the movement is 4,000-Fellows strong, teaching over 38,000 low-income children in a two- year fellowship programme spanning seven cities.

Speaking about the book, author Sandeep Rai says, ‘Wriring Grey Sunshine was an overwhelming experience. Delving into the life encounters of students, understanding the struggles that arise from an unfair education system, and witnessing how they dealt with the many obstacles on their paths to success was humbling. Grey Sunshine highlights stories of these students and teachers who strive to elevate the education system to ensure a brighter future for our country.’


Teach For India is 11 non-profit organization that believes in an excellent education for all children, and strives to end educational inequity in the nation. Since 2009, the organization has battled this challenge through its belief in ‘teaching as leadership’, instituted in its highly selective two-year fellowship program. 7he Teach For India fellows hip is an opportunity to create lasting change at the grassroots level by engaging the nation’s most promising individuals to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the most under-resourced schools.

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