Our Approach

  1. 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.

           2. Offer a Fellowship

We offer a fully paid two-year leadership development fellowship through teaching at underserved schools by recruit outstanding university graduates and young professionals.

3. Institue (Train)

Selected fellows will go through an initial 8-week training where they will be equid with student-centered methods, 21st-century teaching, resources on how to incorporate local languages and culture into the classroom, also well as leadership pedagogy.

4. Placement

Fellows are placed in rural low-income government primary schools as full-time teachers. We place in rural government schools because there are is need and opportunity.

5. Provide On-going 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.   

6. Address social determinants

In the 2nd 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.

7. Systematic Change

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.