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.

A Reminder of My Why

The following Experiences entry was written by Carmina Regine Fernandez of the 2013 Cohort. She originally wrote this essay in Filipino, while an English translation is provided below. Sa ikalawang buwan ko bilang isang public school teacher, ipinangako ko sa... Read More

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Jake Rivera: More on Being Inspired

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CEP Intern Nina: Behind The Scenes

I signed up for the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) without a clear idea of what it was. I had a... Read More >

Teacher Sophia: On When To Love and...

There are several stories I can tell you. I could retell my best days inside the classroom but instead, I... Read More >

Teacher Cris: On Tough Love, Grit and...

The following Experiences entry and the photos accompanying it were reposted with permission from the author's original blog, which can... Read More >

Teacher Julio: Sino ang Iyong Iniidolo?

Ang akala kong isa sa mga normal na Lunes ay naging isa sa pinaka-di malilimutang Lunes sa aming klase. Lunes... Read More >

Teacher Brigitte: Living My Dream

My Why “Nagustuhan mo talagang magturo?” (Did you really want to teach?) That’s the question I frequently get from my... Read More >

Teacher Delfin: “Mag-aaral Ako sa Ateneo.”

Today, I did the riskiest thing I've ever done as a teacher - bring two of my students with me... Read More >

Teacher Reg: I Fell in Love With...

The following Experiences entry has been edited and reposted with permission from the author's original blog post, which can be... Read More >

Teacher Miggy: To the First Student I...

The following Experiences entry has been reposted with permission from the blog of one of our Fellows, Miggy Zaballero of... Read More >

Teacher Sofia: Para Kay Idol

Sabi nila, wala ka raw mararating. Sabi din nila, hanggang “skills” na lang ang kaya mong matutunan at hindi ka... Read More >