"For us what was really important is that this wasn't going to be something that Teach First's Social Innovation Unit was coming over to implement, but that this was about transferring the knowledge so that Ensena por Mexico can do it in their context and they can lead this in years to come." - Gina Cicerone, Senior Officer, Innovation Unit, Teach First (UK)
One of the biggest challenges to migration and refugee policy in host countries continues to be the successful integration of those seeking refuge and a better life for themselves and their families.
From July 28-31, 2016, over 200 people gathered in Puebla, Mexico, for Global Innovation MX.
Seven projects led by alumni from across the network were selected for an eight-week Teach For All/Co.Creator accelerator program for entrepreneurs launching or operating social enterprises. The alumni and their organizations were chosen for their innovative approaches to expanding educational opportunity in their countries.
The following story was originally published on The Huffington Post's Impact X blog, in partnership with Cisco:
Inside and outside of the classroom, alumni across the network continue to take on the challenges to educational equity and excellence in their nations and around the world. Grounded in their experiences teaching in high-need schools and under-resourced communities, they are leading innovations to expand opportunity for growing numbers of children and families.