Teach For Uganda Needs Young Leaders To Fix The Education System
Teach For Uganda (TFU) is a nationwide movement of solution driven leaders working to end education inequity in Uganda. The movement exists to break the cycle of poverty by expanding educational opportunities to all children in Uganda. TFU equips a new breed of graduates and young professionals with the mindsets and skills to teach for 2 years in underserved communities and classrooms. TFU fellows work hand in hand with the school leadership and existing teachers, to dramatically transform the learning outcomes of all children in poor schools while developing the experience and leadership skills to become long life advocates for educational excellence and equity.
History Of The Educational Problem
For decades in Uganda, children’s economic backgrounds have determined their educational outcomes and prospects in life. Poor and majority of Uganda’s children are 7 times more likely to drop out before completing primary school than their wealthier counterparts. Even when great teaching and mentorship have the power to bridge the gap between poverty and educational success, today brilliant and young Ugandan graduates rarely go into teaching as their first choice. This is due to decades of stigma-associated with teaching as a low-paying profession, and one that lacks any professional development. As a result, rural and poor communities continue to attract under-qualified teachers, little private and public resources, leading to the alarming 70% dropout rates of all enrolled pupils before secondary school.
About the Teach For Uganda Fellowship
The Teach For Uganda Fellowship is a two-year leadership development opportunity for you to hone the most sought after transferable skills while creating impact in low-income classrooms and beyond. The fellowship is the most challenging, fulfilling and rewarding experience. It will grow you and transform your life and that of your students in ways you could have never imagined.
- Applicants must be citizens of Uganda below the age of 35.
- Applicants must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of study.
- Applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above.
- Applicants must have studied either Mathematics or English/literature as a course unit at undergraduate.
- Teamwork; we support and challenge one another, work cooperatively with enthusiasm and appreciation, respect each other’s views and make our work environment fun and enjoyable.
- A lifetime opportunity to shape Uganda’s future.
- Cutting edge global training in leadership and innovative teaching methods.
- Connection and opportunity to learn from a global Teach For All network of fellows, alumni, and leaders spanning over 40 countries and 6 continents.
- A monthly stipend and health insurance.
- Access to mentorship, coaching from business leaders and opportunity for internships and career advancement.
How to Apply
They are looking for Uganda’s most promising future leaders who are willing to commit to a 2 year fully paid, full time teaching position in a rural low- income school.
Follow the link below to signup