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.


When Fellows Aren’t Teachers

The Teach for the Philippines Fellows are getting a lot of media mileage as graduates of top schools who have chosen to leave their mark on our country as teachers for two years in the public school system. They were trained... Read More

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Clarissa: On The Proverbial Plastic Bench

Mired in bureaucracy. Seeking meritocracy. How do you solve a problem like a system? My Filipino driving license expired and I have... Read More >

‘Cher Jerlyn: On The 2014 Journey

Kwentong May Kwenta   Halos lahat sa atin ay nangarap makatulong sa ating mga kababayan at sa ating bansa. Ngunit... Read More >

‘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... Read More >

‘Cher Nico: In Full Spectrum

Mga Thomasites, Mga Kadakilaan, at Mga Kuwentong Guro Hango sa Alpabeto   Noong 1901, dumaong ang barkong USAT Thomas sa... Read More >

‘Cher Karis: On Expectations vs. Reality

This school year is not what I expected it to be. It's my last year as a teacher fellow, and... Read More >

‘Cher Ken: Today, We Made Laws. And...

The premise is simple: Create five laws that every teacher must abide. A student raises a motion and the class... Read More >

‘Cher Michelle: On the Best of Days,...

So today was one of the worst days ever. Sinabihan ako ng student ko na "t*ngina naman oh", tas kinuha... Read More >

‘Cher Adam: Number the Stars

One of my recent hobbies is walking through bookstores. More often than not, I pore through the pages of books... 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 Rej: My Little Sparks of Hope

My class spent the day in the covered courts.   School buildings are being demolished so that new classrooms can... Read More >