Who We Are
OUR CORE VALUES
Sense of Possibility
Here to Serve
Deep Respect For Children
We believe a better world begins with us. So we work on cultivating self-awareness by deepening self-knowledge through reflective practice. We understand that self is a lifelong journey; we hold space for ourselves and others through this work.
We believe the issue of quality education is an urgent one. We take every action with the full realization that our work now means that children in underprivileged communities could have significantly better life opportunities than what is possible today.
We ACT in the direction of change and alignment with our values; in service of the work of social and educational justice.
We believe the community must lead sustainable change and have all necessary to lead this change.
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us because of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future… Let us treat them with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.” - Maria Montessori
Founder & CEO
Raby Gueye is the founder and CEO of Teach For Senegal. Originally from Podor, Senegal. At the age of 8, Raby moved to the United States, and since then, she has maintained a strong commitment to social justice issues. At Arizona State University, Raby assisted with research on gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her role as an English teacher in underserved communities in India allowed her to collaborate with a diverse group of NGOs to help increase the literacy rate. In 2015, she was recruited by Teach For America to join a national corps of recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teaching in urban and rural public schools. As a teacher, Raby prioritized building strong relationships with her students and families to create an environment where all families feel welcomed and included.
A 2019 Echoing Green Fellow, Raby has a bachelor’s in Global Studies and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Raby was also honored to be featured in Forbes 30 Under 30. She was also honored at the 2022 World Youth Forum by the president of Eygpt for her work at Teach For Senegal.