The final day of the 2016 Teach For All Global Conference began with the event’s annual “Network Breakthroughs” session, featuring innovations that were successfully pioneered by network partners this year.
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.
For every single kid we work with, we're going to focus on high expectations.
- Rachel Brody, Fellowship Facilitator and Managing Director, Special Education and Ability Initiative, Teach For America
Inside and outside of the classroom, alumni across the network continue to take on the challenges to educational equity and excellence in their nations and around the world. Grounded in their experiences teaching in high-need schools and under-resourced communities, they are leading innovations to expand opportunity for growing numbers of children and families.
On April 13, just a week after many in the Teach For All community gathered in Santiago, Chile for the Global System Change Conference, a large fire spread across the nearby city of Valparaiso, where Enseña Chile teachers work in five schools. The fire killed at least 15 people, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced over 12,000 residents of Valparaiso—including the families of more than 100 Enseña Chile students.
In September, Teach For All partners around the world participated in Deutsche Post DHL’s Global Volunteer Day. Established in 2008, Global Volunteer Day is a Deutsche Post DHL initiative for its employees around the world to engage personally with their corporate responsibility slogan "living responsibly" and volunteer with local organizations.