The reality around us transforms through education, starting with every single child and through our involvement.
Through education every child becomes able to turn his world into something more. He gains new beliefs and values that will help him act autonomously and with integrity in society. Due to his involvement in the educational process, the teacher also turns his world around by helping and guiding the child’s development. The school’s universe is remodeled. The community’s world gains new colors.
On 2nd November 2017 took place the Annual Impact Conference of Teach for Romania, “Education rewrites the story”, edition held under The High Patronage of the President of Romania, financed by a A New Way for New Talents in Teaching, an Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.
One person can change a world. What about together?
Teach for Romania believes that real transformation can only happen through collaboration among educational institutions, private sector, organizations and individuals who take an active role in making the change happen.
The event agenda included a panel with representatives of organizations that together have contributed to transforming the community: Călărași School Inspectorate, UniCredit Bank, ANPCDEFP, Fundeni teachers and Teach for Romania alumni.
The school principal, teachers and children shared how they have created together development contexts and have changed their world through education.
Teach for Romania believes in each child’s potential.
Through primary and secondary school teachers supported by the program, the association has worked, in only 4 years, with 7000 children in approximately 70 schools from communities with socio-economic challenges.
The agenda included panels with alumni of Teach for Romania program who have shared information about their ongoing projects like PLEED Association and developing literacy among students and moments with children and teachers. When asked what how a good teacher is, the children have answered: “He’s like a parent who teaches you how to act in life. He’s like a mother or a father who guides us. A person that educates, teaches and gives us courage.”
Aside from the results mentioned before, during the event were presented the results of the first year of NEWTT project which is being run in 5 pilot countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Austria and Latvia). The project is being implemented throughout 36 months by a consortium of 15 partners from 7 European countries, coordinated by Teach for Bulgaria. In our country it’s being run by Teach for Romania with The Ministry of National Education and University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science.