We are a home-grown organization seeking to reimagine education in Cambodia
Welcome to Teach For Cambodia. We are passionate about our mission and serious about our work, and we support each other to grow personally and professionally. Our culture is about creating learning, fun and a little weirdness. By weirdness, we want to celebrate our team’s individuality and the unique strengths and experiences we each bring to work.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our team!
We pursue bold and meaningful outcomes, get things done and orient ourselves to long-term impact. We make choices rooted in our mission and continuously reflect about our roles in ensuring educational equity and excellence for all children in Cambodia.
We engage in honest self-reflection, acknowledge the limitations of our experience, seek different perspectives and historical context to evolve our thinking and actions. We greet new ideas openly to innovate and constantly improve. We take informed risks and learn from setbacks, from each other and from everyone who is engaging in this challenging work.
We bounce back from setbacks. We recharge our energy and take care of ourselves and each other, so that we can deal with change and challenges while pursuing this long-term work. When facing obstacles, we find opportunities to be creative about solutions, adapt, and move forward with a deep sense of purpose and optimism.
We strive together with the collective strength of our people. We build networks and relationships, create diverse communities, and foster collaborations inside and outside of the organization. We care and challenge one another to be our best. We act with kindness, gratitude, humility and respect.
We act on our beliefs, especially when it is hard. We choose courage despite the existence of fear and center our efforts on the hope, aspirations and potential of our students and our communities.
Our team is made up of passionate and committed individuals who come challenge themselves and each other to do better. Why? So we can create a better future for Cambodian children.
Our office is located at Raintree, the first boutique office building in the middle of Phnom Penh’s financial district. Raintree is a strategic partner of Teach For Cambodia and we are grateful to fight for educational equity everyday here.
We're a home-grown organization looking to reimagine education and the social sector. That means we are serious about results and doing what's right for the vision, mission and community. We’re a young organization, so you have a real opportunity grow and develop your skills with us!
At Teach For Cambodia, you have the opportunity to directly affect the lives of young people. You create a more positive narrative about Cambodia. You get to reimagine education.
In our three years of operation, Teach For Cambodia has successfully placed and developed 85 Fellows across 15+ public schools serving 10,000+ marginalized children. These promising future leaders with diverse backgrounds and education (including degrees in information technology, science, engineering, law, international relations, psychology, social work, etc.) have committed at least two years to teaching in rural regions in Kandal and Kampong Chhnang provinces and poor urban areas in Phnom Penh.
By 2022, Teach For Cambodia aims to have 100+ Fellows serving over 10,000 children, as well as over 60 alumni pursuing careers at all levels and across sectors to ensure system-level change—from teachers, to school leaders, to policymakers, to social innovators.
The most important quality you can bring is a commitment to learning and humility. We will challenge you to be better and to grow each day, get outside of your comfort zone, and create opportunities for you to build new habits and ways of working.
Despite the pandemic, our team has continued to access development opportunities in-country and beyond. We want you to get to know local stakeholders, engage regional partners, take part in on-the-job coaching and feedback, and learn from some of the most provocative and innovative practitioners and experts on education in the world today.
TFC team members have joined calls with Angela Duckworth (author of Grit), Salman Khan (founder of Khan Academy), Reed Hastings (founder of Netflix), Ju Ho Lee (former minister of education, science and technology of the Government of the Republic of Korea), and many more.
Educational inequity is too big and complex a problem to solve alone... That’s why we don’t work alone! We look for leaders and experts within and outside of Cambodia who share the same vision for all children in Cambodia so that we can accelerate learning and impact.
Our key partners include the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal University of Phnom Penh, the global Teach For All network, school directors of public schools, Limited Resource Teacher Training, corporates including Raintree, ISI Group, and Deutsche Post DHL Group.
We aim to engage at all levels to harness the power of collective leadership in this work.