Teach For Uganda, a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) is excited to announce that as of September 27, it has become an official partner in the Global Network of Teach For All, joining a network of education innovators and leaders in 45 other countries.
Teach For All works to expand educational opportunities and leadership to ensure all children across the globe achieve their fullest potential.
Co-founded and led by CEO James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Chief of Programs Charlotte I. Nsengiyumva, Teach for Uganda’s (TFU) vision and mission is to ensure one day all Ugandan children will attain excellent education.
Kassaga says, “We intend to achieve this vision by recruiting and selecting highly talented young local professionals and graduates from all fields of study.”
He adds: “We train and place them in government-aided low-income primary schools in a two-year teaching as leadership fellowship programme.”
They work to transform the learning outcomes of underprivileged children and help them compete on the same platform as their wealthier counterparts in the immediate term.
In the long term, TFU fellows are mentored to continue on as leaders and young professionals in Uganda’s public and private sector institutions as determined advocates for education equity for all children.
Teach for Uganda is the network’s 46th partner and its first in East Africa.
Teach for Uganda partners with the global education innovation network of Teach For All, 45 – country organizations including Teach For America, China, India & Teach First, and UK United in the same vision.
TFU joins Teach For All as the 3rd African partner, following Teach For Ghana and Teach For Nigeria and is the first (1st) East African organization to join the global network of 45 organizations that impact the educational outcomes of children across Latin America, Asia, Europe, America, Middle East and Africa.
In the next two-years Teach for Uganda’s teacher leaders (called TFU fellows) will be working within and supporting teachers in 15 government-aided primary schools teaching mathematics, English, life and entrepreneurial skills to shape the future outcomes over 4,500 primary school pupils in Luwero district.