The broken education and poor social system make it difficult for children in Nigeria to receive an excellent education.
In Nigeria, where half the population is under 19, 56% of school students lack basic numeracy and literacy skills.
Most students don’t have the social-emotional skills needed to navigate life and access job opportunities.
Teachers in schools don’t have the support they need to drive academic and non-academic excellence.
Poor learning outcomes contribute to poverty and slow the overall development of a country.
One day, every Nigerian child will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Meaningful change happens when we cultivate a collective force of leaders. Driven by the vision of an equitable Nigeria that helps every citizen to realize their full potential, our leaders choose education as the path to get there.
Over the next decade, we aim to build a movement of 20,000 leaders. They’ll work closely with local communities to transform the lives of 1,000,000 children a year throughout Nigeria.
In our pursuit of outstanding leaders, we thoughtfully select dedicated individuals for our two-year Fellowship. Once accepted, these passionate Fellows are strategically placed in low-income or government schools, where they embark on a transformative journey, channelling their dedication to creating lasting positive change in the lives of their students.
Through immersive experiences and unwavering efforts, our Fellows become catalysts for progress, enriching the educational landscape and fostering meaningful connections in the communities they serve. Together, we are not just shaping leaders; we are sculpting a future where education is a beacon of empowerment, reaching every corner of society.
After the fellowship, all of our fellows have lifelong access to our alumni movement. This close-knit, supportive community empowers people to learn and act together in pursuit of educational equity.
After the Fellowship, our Fellows have lifelong access to our Alumni movement. This close-knit, supportive community learns and acts together for educational equity.
Our students, fellows and alumni have a huge impact.
Embark on a transformative journey with Teach For Nigeria, where teaching becomes the cornerstone of shaping tomorrow and your leadership is the key to moulding the future of our nation. One child, one classroom at a time.
The Teach for Nigeria fellowship program is a two-year, full-time, paid commitment that’s designed to build a movement of leaders who’ll work towards eliminating educational inequity in Nigeria.
While Teach for Nigeria’s core program is the two-year fellowship, we also run a number of other programs.
Our pre-service training Institute is a six-week intensive hybrid training that prepares prospective fellows for their two-year leadership journey. The training focuses on 21st-century teaching pedagogy, leadership, and entrepreneurship, equipping fellows with the tools they need to succeed in their placement schools and communities.
Our Incubation Hub is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs looking to build and scale impactful education organisations. The program exposes participants to bespoke business and entrepreneurship training and provides cash grants to outstanding initiatives annually.
Our school leadership development initiative is an eight-month leadership and management training program for school leaders and education officers. This program equips participants with the necessary skills and mindset to champion the cause of educational equity in Nigeria.
TFNx aims to scale Teach for Nigeria’s impact through a network model that supports entrepreneurs across Nigeria who aspire to launch their own contextualised versions of Teach for Nigeria’s fellowship to serve more children in their community. It hinges on our 10-year vision to develop a movement of 10,000 leaders who will impact one million children annually.
The radio school program is a complementary, foundational learning platform for pre-primary and primary students, designed to provide quality educational, interactive and fun content via radio.
We build an alumni movement to accelerate collective impact. Our alumni build on their classroom teaching experience to drive long-term systemic changes within the education sector and beyond. So far, we have developed a movement of 835 alumni members.
We support government and private organizations to help public school teachers develop their leadership skills and pedagogical expertise. Our training includes digital skills, classroom management, vision and planning.
We prioritise visiting classrooms and communities to listen to feedback from our stakeholders – students, parents, community leaders, and government officials- who provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of our programs. Through these engagements, we communicate expectations with our stakeholders and make any necessary changes to our programs.
Our efforts to reduce educational inequity are driving transformation in the lives of our fellows and students, improving schools and communities.