NGO Seeks New Cohort of Promising Teachers, Leaders

NGO Seeks New Cohort of Promising Teachers, Leaders

Teach For Nigeria (TFN), a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing education inequities by building a movement of leaders from diverse academic fields to teach in underserved communities as full-time teachers, has launched applications for its eighth cohort of fellows.

 The Teach For Nigeria fellowship is a two-year paid commitment that mobilises fresh graduates and professionals as Fellows to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children.

According to a statement, the initiative would enable fellows harness their leadership skills while designing solutions to address the everyday struggles of placement schools and communities.

“Prior to their placement, each cohort participates in an intensive six-week pre-service training. The training exposes fellows to the organization’s theory of problem and change, its vision, mission, and core values.  Fellows are also trained in 21st-century teaching pedagogy, leadership, and entrepreneurship while undergoing a community immersion experience.

 “In their classrooms, fellows not only get a chance to teach but also deepen their understanding of the challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria, engage and work collectively with the community stakeholders to change the trajectory of children in their placement communities.

“The fellowship goes beyond just improving students’ literacy and numeracy skills; it is a chance for the Fellows to teach today and shape the future of countless children in low-income communities.

Since its inception, TFN has recruited, trained, and placed at least 1500 exceptional young leaders in over 600 schools in Lagos, Kaduna, Ogun, and Oyo states. The organization has also impacted over 300,000 students and boasts a growing network of 835 alumni.

“Teach For Nigeria is also part of the Teach for All Network, a growing group of locally-led, independent organisations in over 60 countries with the shared purpose of expanding educational opportunities for children worldwide,” it added.

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