Senior leaders of Teach For Cambodia Moni Siv and Jojo Lam were invited by our partner Teach For Australia for a peer learning and networking trip in Sydney and Melbourne this past October. Joined by Angel Lin, regional director of network engagement from Teach For All, TFC gained insights from TFA’s leadership team on innovation, scale, and impact while deepening the partnership between our two organizations.
TFC also visited the office of our partner Maths Pathway and their board members to share updates from phase 1 of our personalized learning pilot.
During this trip, TFC forged new connections with Asialink’s Asia Education Foundation and the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.
Director of Education Chris Higgins highlighted that underlying AEF’s efforts are building intercultural understanding through educational experiences. As our first collaboration, TFC students will apply to join AEF’s upcoming Global Youth Forums focused on SDGs. They will join students from Australia and the Asia Pacific to explore identity, culture, intercultural understanding, and global citizenship.
Rhonda Di Biase from GSE’s international literacy project reminded us that the key to building literacy is students’ enjoyment of language. As TFC works towards growing literacy outcomes for students, we look forward to collaborating with the GSE on a school literacy project.
We recently established an Australian Friends Fund to enable cross-border giving from Australian nationals to TFC. This was achieved through a new partnership with Give2Asia Australia, a leader in international philanthropic services for the Asia Pacific. This partnership enables donors based anywhere in Australia to make tax-deductible donations to support Teach For Cambodia easily.
In support of strengthening relations between Australia, Cambodia, and the broader Asia-Pacific, we welcome partnering and collaborating with our Australian colleagues to create opportunities for students, fellows, and school communities.