KUWENTO means story, and this is our space for reflection. This is where members of the Teach for the Philippines family share their experience of being part of the movement towards education reform. We hope that through sharing our KUWENTO, we will be able to give you a more complete view of what it means to leave your mark for our children, and for our country.

Clarissa: On The Proverbial Plastic Bench

Mired in bureaucracy. Seeking meritocracy. How do you solve a problem like a system? My Filipino driving license expired and I have been to four Land Transportation Offices (LTOs) since I began the process of renewing it. Taguig City LTO went "offline"... Read More

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CEP Intern Erika: A Message to Everyone...

As a Teach for the Philippines (TFP) intern under the Business Development team, my responsibilities required a lot of time... Read More >

‘Cher Julio: Spell Positivity with Y-A-Y!

It’s the first day of school and I told my students, “Ako si Teacher Julio. Nagmula rin ako sa public school.... Read More >

‘Chers Ems and Jon: On Learning Under...

As a teacher, I can’t think of any issue more important than ensuring that the rights of every child are... Read More >

‘Cher Carlo: What I learned from Teaching...

Recently, one of my students sent me a message and asked me “What did you learn for the past two... Read More >

‘Cher Miggy: Kung Bakit Kami Andito

Matagal ko nang kinakatakot na masilayan ang mukha ng isa sa aming mga estudyante sa kabila ng bintana ng aming... Read More >

Teacher Mel: On Leaving Your Mark

Today, I found out that my kid hasn't been coming home for the past three days. Three days ago, his... Read More >

Teacher Marc: On Taking Chances, Giving Chances

School is rarely a nondescript day, not when you get involved with a few hundred students with very diverse backgrounds.... Read More >

Teacher Kilo: On How Improv Changed My...

When I first heard the name Scott Sherman it was said with such hype, such gusto, such reverence that I... Read More >

Teacher Ryan: Wisdom and Laughter from Scott...

He is a larger than life personality who exudes loads of positive energy bursting from him. He’s all smiley and... Read More >

Georgina Blackett: On Social Aikido with Scott...

On Saturday, November 8th, Teach for the Philippines’ Teachers Fellows and staff headed to the HSBC Center in Fort Bonifacio... Read More >