During his Teach For India fellowship, Rahul Gupta came to believe that providing an excellent education for every student is possible, even in the most economically challenged schools and communities. Today, as the principal of the Savitri Bai Phule English Medium School in Pune, India, Rahul is working with his teachers, students, and community in a collective effort to ensure all of his students are able to fulfill their potential.
Born and raised in a low-income community in Pune, India, Priyanka Patil expected her life to follow the familiar path of other girls in her neighborhood—a path that would lead to limited opportunities for the future. When she was 13, Priyanka was invited to join the cast of Teach For India’s student-led production of Maya the Musical, and soon her vision for the future began to change.
The following post was written by Sanaya Bharucha for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission). Sanaya is Teach For India's Senior Manager for Training and Support and is a member of the Education Commission’s
On April 18, Teach For All’s CEO and Co-founder, Wendy Kopp, participated in an event hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to share insights on the global network’s efforts to scale quality education in communities around the world. The event marked the release of Millions Learning: Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries, a new report by Brookings’ Center for Universal Education.
As part of their participation on the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity’s Youth Panel, Teach For Lebanon CEO,
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.
In March, 23 alumni of 10 Teach For All partner organizations gathered in Pune, India, to reflect on the current state of teaching and teacher development in their contexts and explore ideas and pathways to improvement. The event, which focused on building relationships between alumni who are currently developing or supporting teachers, officially launched one of Teach For All’s first Communities of Practice (the others will explore school leadership and education policy).
The following is an excerpt from an article by Alankrita Khera, Communications Manager at Teach For India, profiling Teach For India alumnus Soumya Jain.
On November 18 and 19, 2015, Teach For All network partners from Bangladesh, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Deutsche Post DHL Group to participate in the first GoTeach Asia Pacific Conference. The event was a joint celebration of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s partnership with Teach For All and with the non-profit organization SOS Children’s Villages.
In recent weeks, India’s eastern city of Chennai has been inundated with floods that severely impacted thousands of children and families in communities where Teach For India works. The rising water submerged houses, destroyed and washed away belongings, and has made obtaining clean water and food extremely challenging. As the flood crisis intensified, the Teach For India community sprung into action to provide relief and support to the affected communities.