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 Bob: A Sense of Worth

"But why will you leave for Manila and sacrifice everything you've worked for here?" My friend had a point. After all, I have contemplated upon this question many times before deciding to leave my hometown in Mindanao. "Am I willing... Read More

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‘Cher Liane: #LabanMacabalan Para Sa Bata, Para...

The past week has been overwhelming in every sense of the word. Ang daming kailangan gawin kapag bagong lipat ka,... 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 >

CEP Intern Kristina: Things I’ve Learnt in...

Teach for the Philippines is located at Unit 201 Asia Tower Condominium, Benavidez corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Legaspi Village,... Read More >

‘Cher Delfin: Top 10 Things to Bring...

Clarissa Delgado, CEO; Monette Santos, Chief Program Officer; Cynes Magpantay, Chief-of-Staff; TFP staff, former bosses; Parents, guests, and of course,... 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 >

‘Cher Jerson: Finding and Living in that...

Teaching in the public school is a dream that I have put on hold for half a decade. And now... Read More >

‘Cher Liang: Aspire

The school where I teach stands on the corner of Aurora Boulevard and EDSA, arguably one of the busiest intersections... Read More >

Pris: On Speaking Up

A year and seven months in, and I still don’t know how I ever landed this job. A timid and... Read More >

‘Cher Tin: On Being a Teacher

During our Filipino class, I asked my students to draw what they wanted to be when they grow up. As... Read More >

‘Cher Drei: Creating waves and dreams

You see, I have never been a public school teacher. But I was once behind the lens, interviewing public school... Read More >