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For over 5 years, we have been rewriting life stories through quality education.

“Teach for Romania is only a handful of people, but a handful of people who managed to prepare over 7,000 children in just 5 years. I cannot help wondering how many wonderful things we can do together. The key to transforming education comes from communities. We are the ones who have the responsibility of educating children in Romania, of their future, but especially of their present. We can do anything together. Here and now. We need to thank everyone for this great “together” – Corina Puiu, Co-founder and General Manager of Teach for Romania.

On November 6th, 2018, we gathered together at the Cotroceni Palace to celebrate the achievements of Teach for Romania in our 5 years of activity, alongside our dear friends, supporters of our cause.

The “Education Rewrites the Story” conference facilitated the debate on some of the most important topics in the field of education and brought together minds and souls in a connection space with the beneficiaries of our program: teachers supported by Teach for Romania, students, alumni, program and development teams of Teach for Romania.

The event also marked the end of one of our main projects – A New Way for New Talents in Teaching, a project co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Key Axis 3 program, carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the University of Bucharest – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences.

The influence of the program approached by NEWTT, which focused on the professional and personal development of teachers and included recruitment, selection, initial training, continuous training (2 years), qualification in primary and pre-primary education, coaching and mentoring at work, is an impressive one in the Teach for Romania organization: 70% of the total number of third generation alumni (project intervention group) are still teaching.

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This was the Event Agenda

11:00 - 12:50 - Welcome! Participant registration

13:00 - 13:35 Official opening. Speech by the Presidential Administration

Event moderated by Virgil Ianțu.

13:40 - 14:30 Debate on improving performance in education


  • Ligia Deca, State Counselor – Department of Education and Research
  • Maria Gheorghiu, Co-founder and CEO – OvidiuRO Association
  • Neli Koleva, NEWTT Consortium Coordinator, Teach for Bulgaria
  • Adrian Bărbulescu - Director of the Department of High School and Professional Education, Ministry of National Education
  • Aura Stan, Chief Program Officer Teach for Romania

Session moderated by Sorana Stănescu, Managing Editor DOR (Decât o Revistă)

14:30 - 14:50 Speech by Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All

14:50 - 15:15 Speech by Corina Puiu, Co-Founder and CEO of Teach for Romania

15:15 - 17:00 Market Place - a connection space with Teach for Romania beneficiaries

A market that brings together minds and souls. A place where we bring together people who have something to offer and something to gain: we are all interconnected, we can move forward faster and more sustainably by putting our resources together.


  • Teachers supported by Teach for Romania
  • Students
  • Teach for Romania Alumni
  • Teach for Romania program team
  • Teach for Romania development team
  • All participants to the event

15:30 - 16:15 16:15 Q&A session with Wendy Kopp and Corina Puiu

15:15 - 17:30 Session about the project „A New Way for New Talents in Teaching” (NEWTT)


  • Transfer Ibis Parlament.
  • NEWTT research. European Consortium. The NEWTT national partnership.
  • Workshop, exploitaition measures.

Speakers from the consortium:

  • Neli Koleva – Chief Officer of Public Partnerships, Teach for Bulgaria and Consortium Coordinator for NEWTT;
  • Cosmina Mironov – Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest & NEWTT Project Manager for FPES, University of Bucharest;
  • Eva Anderson – Researcher on the NEWTT Evaluation Team, for the University of Duisburg – Essen;
  • Adrian Bărbulescu – Director of the Department of High School and Professional Education, Ministry of National Education and NEWTT Project Manager for MNE;
  • Adriana Sumănaru – Public Funds and Foundations Manager, Teach for Romania and NEWTT National Project Manager.

They were our speakers!

Klaus Iohannis

President of Romania

Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-founder of Teach For All

Corina Puiu

CEO & Co-founder of Teach for Romania

Neli Koleva

Chief Officer of Public Partnerships, Teach for Bulgaria

Ligia Deca

State Counselor - Education and Research Department

Cosmina Mironov

PhD Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, University of Bucharest

Aura Stan

Chief Program Officer Teach for Romania

Eva Anderson

Researcher on the NEWTT Evaluation Team, for University of Duisburg - Essen

Virgil Ianțu


Sorana Stănescu

Managing Editor, DOR (Decât o Revistă)

Debate Moderator

Marius Ștefan

CEO Autonom Rent-a-car, Board Member Teach for Romania

Q&A Moderator

Adriana Sumănaru

Project Manager NEWTT

Maria Gheorghiu

Co-founder & CEO OvidiuRo Association

Adrian Bărbulescu

Director for Department of Highschool and Professional Education

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