STIR: better teaching around the world
In 2012 we became a founding partner of STIR Education, an organisation that reignites the spark in teachers and empowers them to become committed, skilful and influential changemakers. STIR works closely with partner governments and NGOs to bring teachers together in networks so they can contribute to a teacher-led movement to improve children’s learning. In doing so STIR seeks to help reclaim the moral purpose of teaching and its status as the most noble of professions.
STIR's vision is to reach a tipping point where up to 10% of teachers in countries we operate in are part of the Teacher Changemaker Movement, and contribute to changing the perception, status and moral purpose of teaching along with building a comprehensive and vibrant ecosystem of public and private partners to actively support and sustain this movement. STIR launched in India in 2012 and currently operates in India and Uganda. There are now 12,000 teachers in the movement impacting on learning of 500,000 children and STIR aims to have 1 million teachers changemakers in the movement by 2024.
Measuring STIR's impact
- 12,000 teachers now in the movement.
- Over 500,000 children impacted.
- A four-fold increase in teachers arriving to school on time in some networks in Uganda.