We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation to increase the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers across our growing global network and to help strengthen the training that our partner organizations provide for their teachers. ExxonMobil’s support will expand training programs for network partners around the world, including those in Mexico, Argentina. and Colombia.
“Our new partnership with Teach For All is an effective way to help bring transformational change and strengthen STEM learning in more schools around the world,” said Suzanne McCarron, president, ExxonMobil Foundation. “Working together, ExxonMobil and Teach For All can accelerate progress toward a world in which all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.”
Global economic growth relies upon educated and highly skilled individuals, particularly those well-trained in STEM fields, and no single classroom factor is more important to improving educational outcomes than the quality of the teacher. The funding will provide Teach For All’s network partners with resources and tools to recruit, train, and support STEM teachers in their countries and help place them in high-need schools and communities.
“We are thrilled to have ExxonMobil join our global effort for educational and social equity. This important collaboration will give the students we serve a chance to learn the STEM skills they will need to solve the global challenges of the future, as well as improve their daily lives,” said Wendy Kopp, Teach For All Co-founder and CEO.
Teach For All has grown from eight partner organizations in 2008 to partners in more than 35 countries spanning five continents today. Partnerships with supporters like ExxonMobil make it possible for Teach For All to continue to support the launch and development of new programs around the world, and enable network partners to recruit and develop more teachers to be placed in their nations’ high-need schools.