Network Partners in Asia Meet Teach For All Global Ambassador John Legend

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While on tour in Asia over the past few months to promote his album Darkness and Light, Teach For All’s Global Ambassador, Grammy® and Academy Award winner John Legend, took time out to meet with students, teachers, alumni, and staff of several of network partners in  the Asia Pacific region.

Representatives of Teach For ChinaTeach For JapanTeach for the Philippines, and Teach For Thailand were invited to attend a concert and spend time with John backstage before the show.

The following are examples of how network partners shared their thanks and excitement on social media:

Teach for the Philippines

"Thank you John Legend for a memorable and heart warming concert! It's rare to meet a singer who performs not only to entertain but also to inspire and empower others. Your songs are made meaningful by your golden voice and by the stories of real people's struggles towards freedom and equality. " - Irish Joy G. Deocampo, Teach for the Philippines 


Teach For Japan

"Legendary singer John Legend kindly invited Teach For Japan fellows (teachers) and their students to his concert! He also invited us to his backstage, and here are these shining smiles!" - Ikuko Hirata Yamada, Teach For Japan


Teach For Thailand

"John Legend Darkness and Light Tour was my very first concert in my life. It was superb! I couldn’t understand all of the words, but I could feel the songs he sang. It sounded like all of the songs were written from his real life. Especially the song he wrote for his family, it was so warm. He makes me want to sing from the heart like he does. One day I might be on the stage, sing the song that I like and make the audience moved like him.” - SitthiKrai Boonluekaew, Teach For Thailand student


Teach For China