Call For Applications: Indian Equitable Learning Ecosystem 2023-24

Quest Alliance has partnered with the Scratch Foundation to build a vibrant, growing ecosystem of stakeholders across the country. This ecosystem aims to dialogue, contextualize, innovate and catalyze gender equity, creative learning, and computational thinking for young learners from marginalized communities.


The Indian Equitable Learning Ecosystem program intends to push for gender equity by empowering young learners with computational thinking and coding skills. In this program, 10 grassroots organizations working in diverse social and geographical settings will nominate 2 fellows from their organization to facilitate tech-enabled creative learning for young learners in marginalized communities. 

We invite NGOs that are passionate about empowering India's young learners to apply.

The program aims to:

  • Enable grassroots organizations in marginalized communities to integrate creative learning and play-based methods into their learning experiences.
  • Increase empathy, improve gender sensitivity and promote inclusion and diversity among learners and educators.
  • Enhance self-efficacy for learners and educators by fostering problem-solving skills and a sense of identity as problem-solvers.
  • Establish a platform for reflection and dialogue on computational thinking, creative learning, and play, with emerging recommendations for the learning ecosystem.

Once organization nominate their fellows, selected fellows will participate in capacity-building sessions conducted by Quest Alliance on creative learning, computational thinking and gender. They will design contextualized curriculum and / or sessions for their learners at the intersection of computational thinking, gender and equity. The program will require them to create unplugged and plugged creative learning environments in the schools / program ecosystem. These fellows will participate in all aspects of the fellowship process; including training, catch-up calls, review, documentation, and program-related events.


Criteria for selection:

Applying organizations should --

  • Be a registered nonprofit organization.
  • Have a minimum outreach of 100 students.
  • Have a minimum of 5-10 employees.
  • Have ongoing projects for 2-3 years, from a program sustainability perspective.
  • Be willing to commit for one year towards program implementation.
  • Can dedicate two fellows for a year for the fellowship.
  • Be locally rooted strongly, with an existing intervention in education (school, community setting).
  • Have experience in working with the underserved student population within the school or community ecosystem.
  • Display readiness to engage in computational thinking and actively address gender-related issues.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Meet basic requirements of documentation and program review.


Organizations meeting the above mentioned criteria can apply via this form before Thursday, the 20th of July 2023. If you have any query about this process / the status of your application, kindly write to

Read more about Scratch Foundation, the Scratch Education Collaborative, and Quest Alliance.

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