What is Aikyam Fellowship?
A 12 month program in Kochi (Kerala) for young talented people to find meaningful careers in technology for social good. aikyam fellows are passionate about helping grassroots and small NGOs with technology and creating positive impact for vulnerable communities. Includes monthly scholarship of up to INR 20,000 and assured job that will help impactful NGOs across different locations in India. After completion, fellows will also to get ongoing guidance through peer networking, mentoring from alumni.
How? The Aikyam Fellowship Journey from Selection to Impact
1. Fellows who clear our selection process come to our office in Kochi and start a 12-month learning by doing, immersive problem-solving programme to make them impact ready.
2. The curriculum focuses on improving day-to-day operations ease for NGOs, Data & Insights, etc. Free & Open Source Software is a priority. Fellows will be required to travel to the field to understand the NGOs work better through immersion and spending time with the communities they work with
3. After successful completion of fellowship, they will graduate to aikyam partners as full time staff (remuneration will depend on competence, culture) and will work directly with different grassroots & small NGOs. They will have the unique opportunity to work with different partner NGOs across the country on challenging projects.
4. We are committed to providing a psychologically safe space for aikyam fellows, aikyam partners through ongoing peer learning, mentoring.