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.

Teacher Cris: On Tough Love, Grit and Being a Kid

The following Experiences entry and the photos accompanying it were reposted with permission from the author's original blog, which can be found here.   “One can’t learn much and also be comfortable. One can’t learn much and let anybody else... Read More

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‘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 >

CEP Intern Eroll: On the struggles of...

Coming to the office was a bit of a stuggle. Whether by braving the MRT lines, or by sharing cabs... Read More >

CEP Intern Sevi: Of Excel, Chocnut, and...

On the second floor of Asia Tower lies a small, calm, and serene office. Nestled in the heart of the... Read More >

CEP Intern Erika: A Message to Everyone...

As a Teach for the Philippines (TFP) intern under the Business Development team, my responsibilities required a lot of time... Read More >

‘Cher Julio: Spell Positivity with Y-A-Y!

It’s the first day of school and I told my students, “Ako si Teacher Julio. Nagmula rin ako sa public school.... Read More >

‘Chers Ems and Jon: On Learning Under...

As a teacher, I can’t think of any issue more important than ensuring that the rights of every child are... Read More >

‘Cher Carlo: What I learned from Teaching...

Recently, one of my students sent me a message and asked me “What did you learn for the past two... Read More >

‘Cher Miggy: Kung Bakit Kami Andito

Matagal ko nang kinakatakot na masilayan ang mukha ng isa sa aming mga estudyante sa kabila ng bintana ng aming... Read More >

Teacher Mel: On Leaving Your Mark

Today, I found out that my kid hasn't been coming home for the past three days. Three days ago, his... Read More >