Enseña Perú alumna Marcia Rivas’s experiences as a teacher led her to understand the barriers children with disabilities face in attaining an education that is designed to meet their needs and enable them to fulfill their potential. Trained as a lawyer, Marcia made the switch from the courtroom to the classroom in order to address the underlying causes of social injustice rather than its effects.
In countries around the world, Teach For All partners share an approach to ensuring all children can fulfill their potential. This approach—our theory of change—places equal emphasis on positively impacting kids, families, and communities right now, and for the long term.
Teach For All and Deutsche Post DHL Group have extended their partnership for an additional three years, reaffirming their commitment to ensuring all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education, regardless of background or economic status.
From February 3rd-7th 2016, representatives from across the Teach For All network gathered in Washington D.C. to explore together the importance of context and collective action—between individuals, communities, or organizations—in the pursuit of sustainable change.
During October’s IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, Teach For All hosted a panel at the Civil Society Policy Forum highlighting the critical role leadership development must play in improving the quality of education around the world.
In September, dozens of Deutsche Post DHL volunteers in Lima, Peru teamed up with EnseñaPeru teaching participants and more than 200 of their students for three days of repairing and beautifying schools and organizing student workshops. That same week in India, more than 100 volunteers visited 10 Teach For India schools across the country to host art competitions, paint classrooms, and interact with hundreds of students.
Earlier this month, Enseña Ecuador’s inaugural cohort of Jóvenes Líderes (young leaders) entered their classrooms, met their students, and gave their first official lessons as teachers–excited to put into practice what they learned at Instituto de Verano (Summer Institute) the program’s rigorous pre-service training program.
On February 7-8, Enseña Perú hosted “Convicción” (Conviction) in honor of its five-year anniversary and the graduation of its fourth cohort of participants to alumni (of a total of 172 . Held in Lima, the event brought together Enseña Perú's extended family of participants (“PEPs”), alumni, staff, and stakeholders to celebrate the organization's growth and progress over the past five years, and to re-commit to the movement and its vision for educational equity with a sense of urgency, strategy, and possibility.