Across the global network, hundreds of alumni of Teach For All partners are leading change as social entrepreneurs by developing new solutions to the causes and symptoms of inequality. To support their alumni leaders in designing and launching sustainable and scalable initiatives, many network partners are increasing their own understanding of and capacity to foster successful social innovations.
On June 28, representatives of Teach For India and Teach For All’s global organization joined education advocates from around the world at the United Nations headquarters for a High-level Sustainable Development Goals Action Event on Education convened by the Office of the President of the General Assembly.
This month, Teach For All launched its first Global Community of Practice in Education Policy in Lima, Peru. The Community of Practice (CoP) brings together a group of 26 network alumni from 13 countries who are currently working in ministries of education, international think tanks, and non-profit organizations, where they lead initiatives in designing, implementing and influencing global and national education policy.
In March 2016, Teach For All launched the Communities of Practice, providing a platform for alumni from across the global network with similar career pathways to build relationships and further their work by sharing and discussing each other’s successes and challenges. While individuals’ local contexts are unique, the nature of the challenges the alumni are addressing in their countries is often similar.
On April 20, 2017, Teach For All and the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution co-hosted a roundtable following the recommendation included in the Education Commission’s Learning Generation report, which calls for more concerted support and investment in a global education ecosystem.
Enseña Perú alumna Marcia Rivas’s experiences as a teacher led her to understand the barriers children with disabilities face in attaining an education that is designed to meet their needs and enable them to fulfill their potential. Trained as a lawyer, Marcia made the switch from the courtroom to the classroom in order to address the underlying causes of social injustice rather than its effects.
On October 7, Teach For All hosted a session at the Civil Society Policy Forum, as part of the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C.
TIME Magazine published a co-authored opinion piece by Teach For All CEO and Co-founder, Wendy Kopp, and Chair of the Global Partnership on Education, Julia Gillard, on the importance of developing local leadership in building and sustaining successful education systems.
The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity’s (The Education Commission) report, “The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World,” presented at the United Nations on Sunday evening, includes recommendations for investment in leadership development contributed by Teach For All.