Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron last week officially launched the Teach For Cambodia programme, which aims to give all children in Cambodia the opportunity to unleash their potential through improved access to a quality education.
Teach For Cambodia, founder and CEO Siv Monirath said that: “As a former teacher, I believe that every child can learn, and it’s the role of every educator to figure out how our children learn best and nurture them to reach their fullest potential.”
Teach For Cambodia plans to place its first cohort of 30 people in semirural and poorer urban locations in Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Cham and elsewhere in November 2018 with the long-term goal of placing fellows all over the country. Moreover, the fellowships represent a full-time paid commitment and leadership development opportunity for graduates of all backgrounds.
Working closely with the Ministry of Education along with universities and the public and private sectors, Teach For Cambodia will recruit the country’s most passionate recent graduates, young professionals and existing teachers to join a two-year fellowship programme.
Mr Monirath added that Teach For Cambodia aspires to recruit highly dedicated fellows who are passionate about children, believe deeply in their potential, and can serve as long-term leaders addressing the complex issues at the root of educational inequity.
Additionally, Teach for Cambodia is the 45th partner of Teach For All, a network of independent, locally led and governed partners in 46 countries.