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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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 >

Teacher Jerome: Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon?

“Para kanino ka bumabangon?” Who do you wake up for?   Before the first day of class, we were told... Read More >

Teacher Delfin: “Mag-aaral Ako sa Ateneo.”

Today, I did the riskiest thing I've ever done as a teacher - bring two of my students with me... 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 >

Teacher Julio: Sino ang Iyong Iniidolo?

Ang akala kong isa sa mga normal na Lunes ay naging isa sa pinaka-di malilimutang Lunes sa aming klase. Lunes... 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 >

Teacher Kat’s Letter of Love

To that kid in class - This is how i know that i love you: I know because I hate... 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 >

Teacher Carlo’s Colorful Brigada Eskwela Experience

Situated near the highways and beside the wet market, one could hear the sound of drums and bell lyres as... 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 >