Why Teachers?

Empowered Teachers Change Lives

We know that teachers play a critical role in unlocking the potential of every child and lifting entire communities. Despite this, the shortage of motivated and trained teachers worldwide continues to grow. Without urgent action, more children won’t have access to a teacher by 2030, than there are today.


of countries face acute shortages of primary school teachers


of countries face acute shortages of secondary school teachers

UNESCO, 2016

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Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.[…] The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. 

United Nations


Attract, Train, Motivate

Achieving universal education is a complex global challenge, but our extensive research has identified three key challenges in closing the teacher gap. In many places around the world, the teaching profession isn’t respected, the pathways leading to the profession are few and the salaries are low. We address these in what we call “The Triple Challenge”.


Develope pathways into the profession using accessable and engaging rewards-based programs.


Combine universally valuable soft skill training with locally-approved curriculums to ensure strong, tangible learning outcomes for students.


Create passionate lifelong learners using both intrinsic and extrinisc factors such as salary and community recognition.

Source: Teacher Continuous Development, Injini: Africa’s EdTech Incubator. Download the full report here


What is an “empowered teacher”?

Closing the teachers gap is more than a game of numbers. In many communities, the teaching profession is not given the respect it needs and the impact of this can be seen in the lack of young people pursuing the field as well as the capability for current teachers to deliver the best possible learning outcomes for students.

Decision Making

They’re involved in decisions such as curriculum, textbooks and goal setting.


Their individual expertise and the importance of the teaching profession are both recognized and respected within their community. 


Teachers have confidence in themselves and their ability to perform the job.


Teachers have necessary control over their work to ensure the success of their students.


They recognize the influential role they play beyond the classroom, as community leaders. 

Professional Growth

 They’re knowledgeable about their subjects  and have the drive to continue learning.


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How It Comes To Life

 We empower teachers by blending international digital programming with community-driven implementation. Our signature offering, The Black Belt Program, is used by teachers and educational partners around the world. 

Our Programs