Kuwento

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.


‘Cher Mel: Finding the Answers inside the Classroom

The Fellowship Program of Teach for the Philippines is an experience of self-discovery and leadership. We start by acknowledging that there is a wicked problem of inequity in education in the country. This means that not all children, despite existing... Read More

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Teacher Jerome: Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon?

“Para kanino ka bumabangon?” Who do you wake up for?   Before the first day of class, we were told... Read More >

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... 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 >

‘Cher Andrea: Para Sa Bata, Para Sa...

Chapter 1 – Ang Simula   Nagsimula tayong hindi magkakilala, nakasakay sa iisang bus, may nagkekwentuhan, at ang ibang nakatanaw sa... 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 >

‘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 >

Teacher Carlo’s Colorful Brigada Eskwela Experience

Situated near the highways and beside the wet market, one could hear the sound of drums and bell lyres as... Read More >

Teacher Kat’s Letter of Love

To that kid in class - This is how i know that i love you: I know because I hate... Read More >

‘Cher Ed: On why an Engineer Teaches

It was in 2010 when the road I was on diverged into different paths. I thought hard about where and... Read More >

‘Cher Caleb: Dignified

“Education is not the filling of the pail but the lighting of the fire.” – Irish poet William Butler Yeats... Read More >