Our Story

Teach for the Philippines is a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization that works to provide all Filipino children with access to inclusive, relevant, and excellent education.

Founded in 2012, TFP focuses its efforts on improving teacher quality and addressing education challenges at the system-level. Through its three core programs, the organization creates a pipeline of teachers who can significantly improve student learning outcomes, catalysts who can spark change in the community, and leaders who can set reforms in motion to transform our public schools to become that which our children deserve, and that which our country needs.

Teach for the Philippines stands on the shoulder of a giant: Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation (SAS). SAS created a 30-day reading program which was proved by the MIT J-PAL Poverty Action Lab to have significant positive impact in the reading skills of participating students

Today, as a way of expanding the impact of SAS,oriented towards learning and built on a foundation of research, evidence, and operational excellence, TFP has grown into a nationwide movement that has engaged over 300 young leaders who are committed to work towards meaningful and positive change. And so, driven by a passion for expanding educational access, Teach for the Philippines aims to transform the public school system to become the best that it can be.

Vision, Mission, Values


Within our lifetime, all Filipino children will have access to an inclusive, excellent, and relevant education.


We identify, develop, and support…
...Teacher Fellows who positively impact the academic and life skills of their student; with a view to changing their students’ life paths;
...Alumni who grow into future positions that result in education reform;
...A network of partners that accelerates education reform.


Every employee and alumnus of Teach for the Philippines—inside and outside the classroom—must aspire to model the leadership the country needs to progress. We hold the following seven operational values of leadership to be true. These values represent the way we conduct ourselves on a daily basis.

  1. We focus on the Mission #ParaSaBata #ParaSaBayan. Teach for the Philippines exists to identify, develop, and support a community of leaders working to end education inequity in the Philippines. Our team commits to the mission in order to achieve an ideal vision: an excellent education for every Filipino child by the term of the 21st President of the Philippines.
  2. We work as a team.
  3. We listen and learn from everyone and everything. At Teach for the Philippines, each individual is handpicked for leadership achievement and potential. In modeling leadership, it is critical to have a sense of humility. Our team members accept that they do not know everything and cannot provide the answers for all the problems. They acknowledge that there is always a bigger picture and it is one’s responsibility to learn all the parts of this big picture before creating a solution. In modeling potential, they recognize that every individual has a story to tell—maximizing learning opportunities by learning something from everybody and everything.
  4. We roll up our sleeves and persevere to get the job done. Leaders know that success in achieving one’s goal is dependent on the success of the whole, rather than on the success of an individual. When it is necessary, each member of our team sets aside his or her personal ego to reach out and extend a helping hand.
  5. We act with integrity, respect, and generosity even in the face of ambiguity. Our vision of success includes operating with integrity (honesty), respect, and generosity. Our team members take action; they possess the courage to face a problem, analyze all the different aspects of the problem, and understand the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts/repercussions of any sustainable solution. They quell fear to act decisively, despite uncertainty or ambiguity. In taking action to deliver, they still commit to maintaining the high standards expected of them.
  6. We build and value strong partnerships. Social change is a consensus amongst many different organizations, cultures, and orientations. Creating impact through social change means working with others, inside and outside our organization.

…And above all, we commit to working so that within our lifetime, all Filipino children will gain access to an excellent and relevant education.

Our Board of Trustees

Advisory Council

Our Team

Teach for the Philippines is led by young, civic-minded, and entrepreneurial individuals with a bias for action. We focus on results and work intelligently towards access to quality education for all Filipino children. As citizens, we are committed to being the change we want to see in our country.

Lizzie Eder Zobel de Ayala
Chairman & Co-Founder

Margarita Liboro Delgado
Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder


(Left to right) Clarissa Isabelle Delgado (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer), Patricia Feria-Lim (Chief Strategy Officer)



Admissions Director: Adelaide Elpidama (Teach for the Philippines – Quezon City ’13)

Recruitment Associates: Danielle Maaño, Joyce Angeli Donaire (Teach for the Philippines - Quezon City '15)
Selection Associates: Luigi Bagos, Mathea Lim

Training & Development

Training & Development Director: Jhon Hayden Bale (Teach for the Philippines - Quezon City '13)

Training & Development Managers: Ginny Villa-Real; Ross Laurenne Fortunado, Christine Ong

Training Partners: Loyola Marymount University – School of Education and University of Pangasinan, a partner of the PHINMA Education Network

Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching Director: Valerie Garde-Farol

Instructional Coaching Managers: Patricia Santos, Lynette Torres, Andrea Pineda (Teach for the Philippines - Siargao `15), Kristine Nuyda (Teach for the Philippines - Cagayan de Oro '15)


Government Relations & Placement

Government Relations & Placement Director: Jan Kevin Rivera

Strategy and Development Manager: Lady Ivy Vanity Velasco 
Government Relations & Placement Associates: Christiana Ramos Ubaña, Ana Dominique Santos (Teach for the Philippines - Quezon City '15)

HR, Finance & Admin

HR Manager: Rhea Gaspar
Finance Manager: Donald Julio
Office Manager: Ariel Sisante
Admin Associate: Diana Verdejo

Data, Impact & Assessment

Data, Impact & Assessment Director: Mavie Almeda-Ungco
Data, Impact, & Assessment Associate: Gabriella Montinola

Data Consultants: Johanna Borromeo-Castro, Edcel Artificio (Teach for the Philippines - Quezon City '15)


Marketing & Events

Marketing & Events Director: Angel Ramos

Marketing & Events Manager: Check Zabala
Marketing & Events Associates: Monica Baldemor, Francine Amor

Alumni Program

Alumni Program Director: Cynes Siruelo Magpantay

Alumni Program Associate: Angela Rosal (Teach for the Philippines - Marikina '14)

Alumni Career Counselors: Susan Bautista-Afan, Rebecca Sañosa, Noel Gamboa y Lopez, Rhoda Navarro, Andrea Sevilla, Maria Lee


Edmundo Litton, Belinda Brown, Atty. Lorenzo Bigayan, Atty. Jori Adan, Francisco Romero Milan, Zid Niel Mancenido, Louie Angsico, May Soriano, Leigh Talmage Perez, Joanne Tong, Johanna Castro, Sarah Co, Jay Yao, Louie Arcilla, Charles Gareza, Ryan Takasugi, Edric and Evan Chen, Carissa Feria
The Human Capital Development Group, ManilaMan Productions, Assessment Analytics, Independent Minds, Atmosphere Creative Films

US Business Development
Co-Director of Business Development: Angela Lagdameo, Teach For America – San Jose ’02
Co-Director of Business Development: Michael Vea, Teach For America – New York City ’01

Our Teachers

Our Teacher Fellows are young individuals who are passionate about building our nation through education. Teach for the Philippines trains these Teacher Fellows to become lifelong advocates for education equity who will eventually transform the Philippine education landscape.

Our 2018 Cohort

Our 2018 Cohort hailed from 16 universities in the Philippines (38% from NCR, 50% outside NCR, 8% Visayas, 4% Mindanao).
*The names with asterisks are our inaugural participants in the Public School Teacher Pathways.

  • Maryanne Abog

  • Michelle Binwag

  • Ramil Chua

  • Jenny Rose Clemente

  • Precious Joy Dada

  • Juvylyn dela Cruz*

  • Shiena Joy Demesa

  • Johanna Marie Drece

  • Ethenel Escasura*

  • Carol Justine Estudillo

  • Kyle Justin Geroche

  • Princess Rhonalla Godoy

  • Joana Marie Iglesia*

  • Ramel Jaylo

  • Ednalyn Lebrino

  • Cecille June Malones

  • Caissa Mae Manamtam

  • Concepcion Martin

  • Kimberly Shayne Ocbina

  • Jesson Ordaneza

  • Joshua Caleb Pacleta

  • Jonalyn Pattalitan

  • John Cedric Pineda

  • Jufeel Pulvosa

  • Rose Marie Jane Rementina

  • Gabriel Maria Tibayan

  • Raginne Yanez

  • Rebekah Issa Yang

  • Princess Marie Zamudio

Our Alumni

The final stage of The Teach for the Philippines Fellowship is Alumni Pathways. Our leaders commit to education equity beyond the 24-month Fellowship program, whether they remain in the classroom, move on to education administration, work in government or the corporate sector, or join a different social development path.

A key part of the Alumni Pathways is Teach for the Philippines’ Alumni Mentorship Program.

Teach for the Philippines’ Alumni Mentorship Program supports the transfer of valuable leadership knowledge through mentoring. This is an opportunity for second-year Teacher Fellows to forge a meaningful relationship with a respected professional, who believes in developing young leaders as part of nation building. The Teacher Fellows are responsible for actively engaging their mentors to further their learning and professional development. A mentor facilitates learning by asking thought-provoking questions and sharing invaluable career advice that help Teacher Fellows to reflect on their own experiences.

Our 2017 Alumni

Our 2017 Cohort hailed from 25 universities in the Philippines (71% from NCR, 7% outside NCR, 2% Visayas, 2% Mindanao).

  • Gerald Abueva

  • Angelo Acenas

  • Ma. Patricia Elisse Aguinaldo

  • Terence Abraham Alombro

  • Liane Ira Amat

  • Faith Ardillos

  • Marco Arosa

  • Roliel Babiera

  • Rosellnica Balasoto

  • Niki Graziella Baroy

  • Mary Dennilene Briones

  • Donna Rose Calugay

  • Zenas Chapap

  • Jose Chua Jr.

  • Ellionore Costelo

  • Ray Christian Cristobal

  • Curt Marvin Cruz

  • Ashley Nica Diaz

  • Juniel Arvin Doloque

  • Mark Joseph Euste

  • Carlos Joseph Feria

  • Arzlelei Joyce Marie Fiel

  • Katherine Joyce Garcia

  • Catherine Garcia

  • Micah Riezl Gonzales

  • Baby Suzette Guevarra

  • Amelia de Guia

  • Charissa Grace Jao

  • Colleen Marhey Lacuesta

  • Peachy Marie Magallanes

  • Marikka Mampusti

  • Jay-R Mira

  • Khristine Dee Montenegro

  • Gary Musa

  • Mikaela Zoe Nery

  • Julie Ann Marie Nombrado

  • Ramon Ombid

  • Indira Mae Orbiso

  • Acel Paguio

  • Gimar Reyes

  • Femelyn Rosal

  • Laureana Riva Saldivar

  • Maria Regina Santiago

  • Arjane Sotto

  • Erica Mae Valencia

  • Edelweiss Villa de Gracia

  • Hamilton Villapando

  • Patricia Danielle Villar

  • Medel Carlos Zarsuelo Jr.

Our 2016 Alumni

Our 2016 Cohort hailed from 26 universities in the Philippines (55% NCR, 22% outside NCR, 2% Visayas, 18% Mindanao). Of the 44 Teacher Fellows, 3 are assigned to teach in Quezon City, 9 in Marikina City, 8 in Pasig City, 10 in Navotas City, 4 in Malolos, Bulacan, and 10 in Biñan, Laguna.

Our 2015 Alumni

Our 2015 Cohort hailed from 20 universities in the Philippines (65% Luzon, 5% Visayas, 24% Mindanao). Of the 34 Teacher Fellows who completed the Fellowship, 24 were assigned to teach in Quezon City, 3 in Navotas City, 2 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, 2 in Cagayan de Oro, and 3 in Siargao, Surigao del Norte.

Our 2014 Alumni

Our 2014 Cohort hailed from 22 universities in the Philippines (72% NCR, 15% Outside NCR, 10% Mindanao). Of the 40 Teacher Fellows who completed the Fellowship, 2 were assigned to teach in Quezon City, 10 in Mandaluyong City, 16 in Marikina City, and 5 in Navotas City, and 7 in Biñan, Laguna.

Our 2013 Alumni

Our inaugural 2013 cohort hailed from 19 different universities (84% NCR, 4% outside NCR, 2% Visayas, 2% Mindanao, 8% from the US). All 49 of them were assigned to teach in 10 public schools across Quezon City.


Teach for the Philippines is honored to be working with the following public schools and principals, who have shown progressive leadership in their learning communities.


Biñan, Laguna: Malaban Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Pilar De Castro

Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Aplaya Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Ma. Rowena Solomon

Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Sinalhan Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Guadalupe Factoriza

Mabalacat, Pampanga: Villa Teodora Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Priscilla G. delos Reyes

Dagupan, Pangasinan: Juan P. Guadiz Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Rochelle Aquino

Dagupan, Pangasinan: Tebeng Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Cecilia Dela Cruz

Marikina: Nangka Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Elizabeth Rosario

Marikina: Concepcion Integrated School

Principal: Ms. Rose Talacan

Marikina: Malanday Elementary School 

Principal: Dr. Aizaleen Garchitorena


Malay, Aklan: Malay Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Democrito V. Barrientos II

Kalibo, Aklan: Kalibo Pilot School

Principal: Mr. Allan T. Relloto

Jaro, Iloilo: Jaro 1 Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Lynette L. Trinidad

Consolacion, Cebu: Consolacion Central Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Lorna I. Soco

Consolacion, Cebu: Consolacion National High School

Principal: Mr. Arvin O. Sollano

Jordan, Guimaras: Jordan Central Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Suzette G. Talaman

Jordan, Guimaras: Jordan National High School

Principal: Ms. Nimsi Tome

Roxas City, Capiz: Inzo Arnaldo Integrated School

Principal: Mr. Tomas S. Hupeda

Talisay, Negros Occidental: Talisay Elementary School



Siargao Island: Espoir School of Life

Principal: Mr. Nicolas Gontard


Our Institutional Champions

(For SY 2019-2020)

Teach for the Philippines maintains a diverse portfolio of funders. The program is supported by private and public sectors, multi-lateral agencies, local government units, and members of the national government.

We remain grateful to these private individuals, organizations, and corporations who believe in Teach for the Philippines and make our work possible by sharing their expertise, time, and generous support.

Our Organizational & Training Partners

Our Allies

To make access to quality education a reality for all Filipino children, Teach for the Philippines works closely with ally organizations whom we deeply believe in, support, and share a purpose that is #parasabata at #parasabayan.

Last updated September 2019

Careers in Teach for the Philippines

Teach for the Philippines also looks for driven and committed professionals to join our growing team at headquarters.


Below are current non-teaching opportunities available at Teach for the Philippines. We only accept applications through the online Staff Application Form, which can be accessed here.


This role calls for an individual who has an eye for design, a mind for data analytics, and a heart that is #ParaSaBata at #ParaSaBayan. Aside from managing the organization's digital media platforms, this role will also be handling multiple branding work necessary for promoting the work that the organization does, and attracting the right partners to the cause. Check out the full job description here.


We’re always interested to meet individuals interested in nation building through education. Tell us about yourself by submitting an application and selecting “other” under position—we can explore opportunities together.


We do not take email applications or hand-written letters. All applications must be done through our website using the Staff Application Form. For specific inquiries about staff positions, not already covered in the job description, please send at email at humanassets@teachforthephilippines.org with your question in the subject line.

To the best of our abilities, we try to complete the admissions process for staff within 42 days.

In Teach for the Philippines, we encounter a lot of experienced professionals and graduate students who are passionate about what we do and possess a diverse skill set that can tremendously benefit the organization, but can only commit part-time. At the moment, we do not have any opportunities available for part-time staff.

To stay informed of future opportunities and openings, please revisit this page.

Civic Engagement Program

Our internship program will give you the experience and exposure in the fields of social and startup entrepreneurship, education research, and non-profit organization management. Expect to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment and do your part in improving the Philippine system of education. What we need is someone who can become a bridge from the school to the organization or from network to network. It is important for us to note from the very beginning that the organization offers this opportunity on a purely voluntary basis; we also do not cover for housing or airfare. The minimum length of stay for a Teach for the Philippines intern is 1 month.


While our Civic Engagement Program is designed primarily for undergraduates, we also accommodate individuals with various work and academic credentials. Secondary school students, as well as experienced professionals and graduate school students are welcome to apply to our civic engagement program. Teach for the Philippines believes that qualified, motivated, and committed individuals of different collegiate or professional backgrounds should have the chance to further our movement.

Your course of study does not preclude you from this program. As with our Fellowship, we will gladly accept students from various fields, so long as the applicants are deemed qualified and can work with us for 1 month or longer.


  • For our Civic Engagement Program, exact start and end dates are fixed on an individual basis, so we can help tailor a program that suits your schedule and our schedule best. You will be reporting to work at our office in Makati.
  • Standard hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, though we’re more about the work you do than the time you spend in the office.
  • Having your own laptop is a must.
  • Aspiring candidates who do not hold residence in Metro Manila are required to satisfy their own housing and travel requirements for the duration of the internship.
  • Due to limitations in resources, we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 5 to 6 interns at any time. What’s more, summer periods (both US and Philippine summers) are especially in-demand. We handle applications on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you get started early!

For more information about working in the Philippines, click here.

The Civic Engagement Program Application process is as follows:

  1. Online Application – We do not take email applications or hand-written letters. All applications must be done through our website, through the link below. You will get to specify your track preference in your application.
  2. First Form Review and Phone Interview – Your application will be reviewed thoroughly. Should you move forward in the application process, you can expect a phone interview from a member of the team.
  3. Presentation to Function Lead – Your application and the information collected over the phone will be presented to the function lead of your preference.
  4. Response from the organization.



Click on the tabs to check your eligibility for the Civic Engagement Program.

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Within our Civic Engagement Program, our graduate and undergraduate tracks are designed to have you focus on 1 of 4 primary tracks:

  1. TFP Campus Leaders
  2. Marketing and Events
  3. Training and Development
  4. Business Development

Each track forms the basis of the core projects you will be working on during your stay (minimum of 1-month stay), though expect to also handle projects in other functional areas. Whichever track you choose, interns report directly to one of the organization’s function leads and are treated, given deadlines, and expected to compose themselves like a young professional. In return for their hard work and commitment, interns can expect to play an involved, relevant, and respected role on the team.

Note: Teach for the Philippines can take a maximum of 5 interns in 1 month and we accept interns from the Philippines and abroad. At this time, the organization is unable to subsidize airfare or housing.

1. Teach for the Philippines Campus Leaders

TFP Campus Leaders represent the Recruitment Team in school events like job fairs, career fairs, or with recruitment’s supervision, may come up with their own events which include but are not limited to info sessions, leadership workshops, and university-exclusive open house events, among others. As a TFP Campus Leader, you will help by:

  • Identifying eligible college seniors per campus
  • Engaging potential Fellow Candidates
  • Expanding our on-ground network of education advocates
  • Being the go-to person in your campus for events/partnerships relating to education and leadership development, in 2 years’ time

Minimum qualifications:

  • You are an undergraduate college student in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree
  • You are a member of at least one campus organization or has significant affiliations
  • You are looking for opportunity to build campus presence and develop your leadership capabilities


  • Free professional development training sessions (eg, training on public speaking, community engagement, relationship building)
  • Public school classroom immersions
  • Representation allowance

2. Marketing and Events Track

We’re proud of what we do here at Teach for the Philippines, and our story’s one we’d love you to help us tell, but we believe in doing it in a smart and systematic manner. As a Marketing and Communications intern, you’ll be working on the following:

  • Executing and giving input on our core marketing and communications strategy
  • Inputting on the core strategy and making it relevant to today’s youth
  • Planning, executing, and attending the plentiful and varied events of Teach for the Philippines, thereby sharpening your skills for organization and people management, and expanding your network
  • Innovating an integrated marketing communications campaign which you may get the chance to see go live

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have a passion for community development and/or education
  • You possess a strong sense of civic responsibility and innovative entrepreneurial drive
  • You are driven by a need to tell great stories
  • You have an appreciation for understanding audiences and user experiences

3. Training and Development Track

At Teach for the Philippines, we are committed to designing a Transformational Leadership Continuum that is well-informed and grounded by data we gather from our work. As a Training and Development intern, you help do that through the following:

  • Gathering data to create and update student and teacher profiles
  • Testing whether predetermined standards for achievement based on the Transformational Teaching model are supported by the experiences of our Teacher Fellows on the ground
  • Researching education policies and teaching strategies that work within and outside the Teach For All network to use as testable models locally
  • Building our electronic resource library and organizing it to maximize utility for support staff and Fellows

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have a demonstrated passion for community development and/or education
  • You possess a strong sense of civic responsibility and innovative entrepreneurial drive
  • You have prior research experience in the field
  • You are thorough and meticulous in data gathering and synthesis

4. Business Development

Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization as it relates to stakeholders, markets, and key relationships. Curious to learn more? Check this out! Better yet, join our team!

  • Explore alternative funding models
  • Create a methodology to screen promising future business plans
  • Create a marketing landscape analysis to understand donor behavior in the Philippines and abroad
  • Understand laws and impacts on the education landscape

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or a related field
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • You have a passion for community development and/or education
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking, entrepreneurial
  • You are driven by a need to tell great stories
  • You have an appreciation for understanding audiences and user experience


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Our high school student requirements fall within the same parameters as those that apply to undergraduate students, with a few differences:

  • As a general rule, you will be working with us for a minimum of 1 month
  • As per definition, you don’t need to be in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree, though you do have to maintain an equivalent GPA—for 100-based grading systems, you should maintain an average of 90



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Fellowship Program

Looking for other options to help build the nation through education while developing your leadership potential?

Read more about the Fellowship Program here.

Contact Us

Teach for the Philippines, Inc.
Paseo de Roxas corner Benavidez Street
Makati City, 1229 Philippines
(632) 8808.8837

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