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NGO inducts fifth cohort of tutor leaders

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Teach For Nigeria (TFN), a non-profit organisation has inducted 269 fellows/teacher-leaders as the fifth cohort of fellowship programme at the 2021 pre-service summer training institute.

The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is a leadership development programme that equips fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change in classrooms and beyond.
 
Every year, the organisation recruits graduates, engages them through an intensive pre-service training institute, and then places them in under-served schools where they make a remarkable impact and contribute immensely to changing the trajectory of their learners.
 

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The Pre-Service Training Institute is a crucial phase of the fellowship programme as it marks the beginning of a two-year transformative journey where selected participants are taken through a rigorous teacher training and leadership development program.
 
This year, fellows will go through a five-week hybrid training institute, which commenced July 26, virtually followed by a two-week residential training at Greensprings School, which was held from August 1 to 14 and will continue for another two weeks online from the 18th of August.
   
Fellows have been trained by a faculty of seasoned educators and experts who have exposed them to training and skills that will allow them to be successful teachers in their various classrooms and impactful leaders in their schools and communities.
 
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the in-person training institute in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, TFN, Folawe Omikunle, said TFN was mobilising leaders to join such a movement and commit two years to teach in under-resourced communities and invest in the development of children. They will not only be equipped to pursue important immediate outcomes; whether directly in schools or into other sectors to effect the systemic change that they have come to see is necessary.

TFN’s ambassador, Bankole Wellington in his keynote address talked about choices.
 
He encouraged the inductees to always choose to celebrate the process rather than the result, while urging them to invest in themselves and to be intentional about being a part of the success stories of all the children/wards they would be working with over the next two years of their fellowship
   
Fellows were inducted formally into the fellowship through a commitment pledge/oath led by Omikunle.

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