August 18, 2014 marked the 500 day milestone until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals established by the United Nations and governments across the globe to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Teach For All is proud to join the United Nations Foundation, A World at School, and over 50 organizations around the world in raising awareness of MDG progress and solutions and pledging to make education for every girl and boy a priority over the next 500 days.
The 34 partner organizations in the Teach For All network are committed to expanding educational opportunity in their nations and to working towards the day when all children, regardless of background or postal code, have the opportunity to achieve an excellent education. On six continents, the teachers and alumni of our partners are meeting their students every day with high expectations and a deep belief that children in high-need schools, of all abilities, deserve the chance to—and can—achieve their full potential.
The video above was recorded in 2011 Teach For India Fellow Nirali Vasisht's classroom at the Lord Krishna Public School in Delhi. Narali's class of "Superheroes," like thousands of other students taught by participants of Teach For All programs around the world, are thinking critically, solving problems creatively, working collaboratively, and experiencing the joy of learning.
In recognition of MDG 500 and our commitment to MDG 2—achieving uinversal quality primary education—we're excited to share the story of Nirali and her Superheroes as an example of the work teachers and alumni of Teach For All programs are doing every day towards our common mission of educational quality and equity for all children.
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