What We Do
Teach For Senegal recruits, equips and places participants selected into our Fellowship to teach in Senegal’s most underserved schools and disadvantaged communities for a minimum of 2 years.
We envision an educational system that is rooted in Senegalese cultures and customs. A system that empowers students to challenge social norms, to strive for academic excellence, and to think critically about the world around them.
We are focused on reimagining the role of high-quality Senegalese teachers so that one day all children in Senegal will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
OUR STUDENT VISION
When our students are 25 years old, their education will enable them to be proactive, entrepreneurial, critical-thinkers who are inspired and determined to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities. They will be proud of and value where they come from, equipped to be active citizens in Senegal with a deep knowledge of the historical, social, and economic catalysts for change both locally and globally. Most importantly, their choices and actions will be driven by fundamental values of authenticity, integrity and humanity.
Work Alongside Local Communities
We believe it is those who are experiencing inequity who have the solutions already-they are just waiting to be heard. Teach For Senegal works closely with local communities to understand the root causes of educational inequity.
Offer a Fellowship
We offer a fully paid
two-year leadership development fellowship through teaching at underserved schools by recruiting outstanding university graduates and young professionals.
Institute & Train
Selected fellows will go through an initial eight-week training where they will be equipped with student-centered methods, 21st-century teaching, resources on how to incorporate local languages and culture into the classroom, also well as leadership pedagogy.
Fellows are placed in rural low-income government primary schools as full-time teachers. We place in rural government schools because there is need and opportunity.
Provide Ongoing Support
Throughout the two-year fellowship, our Fellows receive additional teacher training, leadership and professional development to enable them to achieve success with their students and for life after teaching.
Address Social Determinants
In the second year of their fellowship, each fellow will spend time researching a social challenge in the community hindering children’s coming, staying and succeeding in school.
Our goal is to create a network of like-minded alumni leaders who will become policymakers, founders of advocacy organizations, social entrepreneurs, and business leaders-working collectively towards ending education inequality in Senegal.