Folawe Omikunle, CEO of Teach For Nigeria
Teach For Nigeria, a non-profit organization focused on building a movement of leaders committed to improving foundational learning outcomes and life opportunities for low-income children in Nigeria announced the launch of the 7th cohort of its fellowship.
The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship programme is a 2-year full-time paid commitment that is designed to build a movement of leaders who will work towards eliminating educational inequity by teaching in under-served schools in low-income communities across Nigeria.
The selected fellows will be posted to teach students in under-resourced schools across Lagos and Ogun States.
Speaking at the recruitment launch, Folawe Omikunle, CEO of Teach For Nigeria said, “We are committed to building a nationwide movement of leaders to provide an excellent, equitable education to all of Nigeria’s children.
“Through our two-year Fellowship, we are driving long-term systemic change. Our Fellows are placed in underserved schools to work relentlessly to transform the lives of their students. We also train, equip and support them through a combination of pre-service training and ongoing support. We are about to usher in a new set of leaders in the educational sector and we are excited to begin the process of inspiring leaders.”
Daniel Ochekwu, a 2019 TFN alumnus and guest speaker at the event, said, “My two years as a fellow at TFN made me grow exponentially. It helped me learn more about life and improved my ability to empathize, identify and solve problems.
“Teach For Nigeria supports you to run with your innovations beyond the fellowship. The resources (people and material) Teach for Nigeria gave me were enormous’’.
The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship programme continues to serve as a private-sector-led solution to bridge the learning gap and address the education inequity in Nigeria.
The fellowship is open to outstanding young professionals including non-teachers and existing teachers interested in being part of the movement to end educational inequity in Nigeria.
In the last 6 years, Teach for Nigeria has successfully placed and supported 1140 fellows to lead significant academic and non-academic outcomes in 600+ underserved schools, impacting over 160,000 students in Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna and Oyo States.
Interested applicants can visit https://teachfornigeria.org/apply/ to apply.