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Teach for Qatar: the Power of One, the Potential of Many

December 2017

Part of the global Teach For All network, Teach For Qatar is a local non-governmental organisation working to enhance the educational experience of Qatar’s students

Part of the global Teach For All network, Teach For Qatar is a local non-governmental organisation working to enhance the educational experience of Qatar’s students.

Teach For Qatar plays an integral role in Qatar’s development by educating, inspiring and equipping Qatar’s future generations to shape the nation’s growth and success.

While education is recognised as being of paramount importance to Qatar’s future success, teaching is not currently considered a top career choice and too few of the best graduates go to work in the education system. This is what Teach For Qatar is actively seeking to address.

Teach For Qatar aims to help develop quality education in Qatar by empowering young talent to become transformational leaders in the classroom, school and community.

It encourages exceptionally talented leaders to work in the public school system through a two-year teaching and development programme known as the Leadership Journey.

The Leadership Journey also aims to promote the importance of teaching in preparing future generations for success, and its centrality in realising the Human Development Pillar of QNV 2030.

By working with its local partner schools to identify high-priority subjects, Teach For Qatar focuses on recruiting and training Fellows to teach English, Mathematics and Science at Grades 5 to 9. Arabic will soon be added as an additional subject area.

Teach For Qatar’s vision is for a nation of excellence in which all students are inspired and driven to achieve. Passionate and well-supported students become citizens with the necessary knowledge, tools and desire to play an active role in shaping Qatar’s economy and communities. These will underpin the country’s growth and prosperity for years to come.

Thank a Teacher

A major element of Teach For Qatar’s work is outreach into the local community to raise the profile and prestige of the teaching profession.

A significant recent initiative set out to encourage people across Qatar to recognise the importance their teachers have played in shaping their future.

The “Thank a Teacher” campaign, launched to celebrate World Teacher’s Day, received national acclaim. Young people across the country, alongside influential members of the Qatari community, used videos and social media to send messages of appreciation to their teachers, thanking the educators for gifting them with the knowledge and drive to become who they are today.

Be a Teacher

As promoting the value of the teaching profession is one of Teach for Qatar’s fundamental objectives, the organisation looks to maximise all opportunities to acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in society.

One of Teach For Qatar’s initiatives is a social media campaign called “Be a Teacher”, which allows | Teach for Qatar important community figures to teach real-life classes and gain first-hand experience of teaching’s many rewards and challenges.

The unique and exciting campaign launched in November 2017. Members of the community have the opportunity to nominate people they would like to see teach a class, with the whole campaign promoted on the organisation’s social media channels, @TeachForQatar.