Teach For Portugal is an independent, non-profit organization, founded to expand opportunity for vulnerable children in Portugal by recruiting and developing the leadership capacity necessary to address educational inequality in the country. Our vision is that one day all children in Portugal will have access to an excellent education, independently of their socio-economic or cultural background.
Teach For Portugal’s model is based on the experience of the global network Teach For All (http://teachforall.org/en), with partner organizations in 48 countries and 28 years of experience and proven results. Teach For Portugal recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in the country’s high-need classrooms and ensure all children facing extreme adversity are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. However, our mission does not end in the classrooms. Informed by their experience teaching successfully in low-income communities, Teach For Portugal alumni will go on to become teachers, school and district leaders, policymakers, advocates, and entrepreneurs and work together with many others, inside and outside of education, to address the multiple factors that prevent some children from attaining an excellent education.