Farah Mhanna is a Teach For Lebanon Fellow who teaches in a school located within the Nader Association, an orphanage with a mission to protect and educate children with serious social, economic, and emotional problems. Farah's students, a group of six 12-15 year olds, live at the orphanage, which provides them with shelter and care. Many of their parents and extended family members are routinely involved in armed conflict or were injured or killed by gunfire.
“I will do whatever it takes to help her achieve her dreams. My dreams were broken, but I will never break my children’s dreams.”
At the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in November, more than 1,500 experts and thought leaders from around the world gathered in Doha, Qatar to share solutions to the most pressing challenges facing education. The summit's theme—Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education—highlighted how in our interconnected world, we can accelerate progress by learning from each other’s experiences and creative solutions.
“When PEMs (Profesionales de Enseña por México) go to their communities, they need to understand the context—the strengths, and the areas of opportunity—and achieve an impact in the areas where it is most needed.”
Manoj, a tenth grade student, helps his mother transport a sack of cement to fill the road's potholes.
Shayla Cooke (New Mexico 2007) teaches 6 - 8 grade Special Education at Navajo Middle School
Teach For All has been accepted into UNESCO's International Task Force on Teachers, an initiative of Education For All (EFA), the movement to support the achievement of internationally set education goals as well as other efforts, such as the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. The task force is the hub for teacher-focused initiatives and a global alliance of EFA partners working together to address the need for more qualified and motivated teachers worldwide.
Special Education teacher Michael Mahoney wants his students to have a sense of unlimited possibility for what they can be and what they can contribute to the world.