SmartGaon Foundation is partnering with schools in villages and small towns in India to connect schools with Mentors around the world. These mentors will bring their industry and life experiences to help schools develop and deliver special curriculum projects, life-skills, and provide 1×1 mentoring to children in need. 

Develop a community where Mentor and Mentee (children) can connect and discuss problems and potential solutions related to education, personal performance, and challenges of student life in general.

Program will also strive to generate funds through charitable means for additional educational projects and other activities related to the mentorship program.


Assess and bridge the gap in Internet Infrastructure for 10 schools so we can deliver all programs remotely.

1 NRI mentor and 1 mentor from India, if the school is big then we can have more mentors.

Focus on class 6 to 8 (NEP emphasizes Class 6-8, Coding, learn English, science projects, kojo). In some special cases, we will consider extending the program to 5th class and children from high-school.

Social and Emotional Wellness program for Children – Saksham.

  • Passion to work with children and helping with educational and life-skills needs.
  • Be able to devote at least 1-2 hrs of time per week. Needs a 1 year commitment.
  • Knowledge and willingness to get engaged, listen to others’ viewpoints, and bring collaborative solutions to student problems.
  • Work in a team with other mentors to exchange ideas and suggest solutions.
  • Have good academic and professional background. 
  • Must have completed Sr Secondary (Bachelor degree is preferred)
  • Prior experience in the education system will be highly prefered. 


  • Association with SmartGaon Foundation.
  • Make a direct impact on the schools in villages and small cities.
  • Certificate of Mentorship at the end of the Program.
  • Become a part of the Mentor Network 

Q. What do schools get out of this program?

A. 1. Access to SmartGaon leadership and its Programs.

     2. Be able to connect with NRI mentors who can provide knowledge about International schooling standards and modern methods of teaching.

      3. Apply for funding grants for special needs. Allocation decisions will be made by SmartGaon Mentors Committee.

Q. How do I sign up to become a mentor?

A. Please refer to the Mentor tab/page to review the requirements and apply. Mentor Registration–>>

Q. As a mentor, do I have to visit the school in person?

A. No, all the mentor/mentee sessions are going to be online.

Q. How long would it take to process my mentorship application?

A. Approximately 2-4 weeks. You will be contacted for additional information if needed.

Q. How much time will I need to spend as a mentor?

A. We expect mentors spending 1-2 hours per week. You are welcome to spend more time if you can.

Q. How long are the mentorship programs?

A. Anywhere from 6 months to a year. Mentors would need to make at least a 6 months commitment.

Q. What do I get at the end of the program? What is the benefit for me?

A. You get to work for your passion and get associated with SmartGaon. You will also get a certificate of completion and opportunities to do more mentorship programs with us.