Why Teaching?

Quality teaching gets children learning

Quality education propels people and communities forward


Education is the foundation of economic empowerment, growth, and poverty reduction. Each additional year of schooling typically results in a 10 percent boost in earnings.[1]


Gains in girls’ education deliver large health benefits. Educated women have healthier children.[2]


Research shows that each additional year of schooling typically results in a 10 percent boost in earnings.[1]

Strong progress was made in improving access

Huge strides have been making primary education universally accessible. Worldwide, 91% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school in 2015.

But half the world's children in school are simply not learning.[6]

Around 387 million children were on course to leave primary school unable to read or do basic maths. In 2015, UNESCO declared this as a global learning crisis.

We have more evidence than ever for what gets children learning

  • Safe environment+

    Positive behaviour management techniques prevent disruption of learning and ensure learners enjoy lessons without fear of violence.

  • Accessible content+

    Ensuring that every child can access the content is key to inclusive classroom where children can learn.

  • Active learning+

    When teaching is interactive and children are encouraged to participate they are more engaged and able to build critical thinking skills.

  • Regular assessment+

    Enables teachers to tailor work to the individuals in their classrooms, intervening to tackle misconceptions and keeping children on track.

Most teachers don't get the support that great teaching depends on

  • Subject knowledge+

    Teachers need a strong understanding of the concepts they are teaching but the evidence shows that many teachers don’t have this.

  • Teaching skills+

    Mastering classroom strategies and skills is key to sustaining effective teaching and takes consistent practice and coaching.

  • Mindsets & motivation+

    Mindsets are key to classroom creativity, resilience and motivation which enables teachers to invest in their teaching.

  • Supportive culture+

    Teachers are most effective, when they are supported and challenged to continue to master their art by their school and their peers.


We bring teachers together to accelerate quality education

Harnessing the energy of teachers from economically developed countries by empowering them as mentors we help thousands of teachers in low resource contexts get every child learning. Our Fellows upskill and energise teachers, while strengthening local organisations.

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