Global socio-economic movement for tomorrow’s leaders, launched in SA
The World Bank has ranked South Africa as a country with one of the highest levels of inequity in respect of the great divide between rich and poor.
Our country’s education system reflects this reality and Amnesty International confirmed that South Africa has one of the most unequal school systems in the world. On ground-level this means that of every 100 children starting school, 50-60 of these will make it to their final year of secondary school and only 40-50 will pass their final exams, with 14 proceeding to university.
To start changing this significant inequity in disadvantaged communities, the non-profit organisation, Teach the Nation, was launched a few months ago as the 58th network partner of the global operation, Teach for All, founded in the United States in 2008. “We need 1000 final-year tertiary students or graduate professionals to apply to our Fellowship Programme by the end of October. This unique opportunity trains and supports our young leaders to become the change needed in high-need schools and communities”, says CEO and co-founder in SA, David Oliphant. 100 Fellows will be selected to become change agents and influencers as they are trained through our Holistic Leadership Development Programme during the two-year teaching fellowship, to address real challenges in their selected primary or high schools and communities. “As leaders, our Fellows will develop and thrive as individuals and professionals because of the experiential learning gained through skills training and emotional support.”
After a final interview with the principal of the school, successful Fellows will be appointed as either a teacher assistant or certified teacher and will receive an appropriate salary from the school . Those who do not hold a teaching qualification will be enrolled into a fully funded Post Graduate Certificate in Education. All Fellows will pass through our career development model. We ensure these Fellows find strategic career opportunities once they complete the Fellowship Programme. These graduates will become part of the global network of alumni’s in 58 countries and spanning six continents.