About Teach For All
- A Global Problem
- A Global Approach
- Solutions Are Shareable
Around the world, 250 million children lack the skills necessary to read, write, or perform basic mathematics. In rich and poor countries alike, where children are born largely determines the kind of education they’ll receive and, ultimately, their options in life.
Launched in 2007 by Wendy Kopp and Brett Wigdortz, the founders of Teach For America and the UK’s Teach First, today Teach For All is a global network of over 35 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries. Each organization recruits and develops diverse and promising future leaders from a range of academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, in pursuit of expanded opportunity for children.
Because there is so much to learn across borders, Teach For All takes a global approach. While each context is unique, similarities in the nature of educational inequity from place to place lead to shareable solutions. Partner organizations and their teachers and alumni learn from each other and innovate—moving forward faster by working together. Teach For All works to accelerate network partners’ progress and increase their impact in their country by providing a global platform for the sharing of ideas and innovations and supporting partners in adapting them to their local contexts.