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Teach First NZ


About Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that engages New Zealand’s top graduates in contributing to tackle one of our country’s most pressing challenges – educational inequality.


Our approach is two-fold

In the short-term, we aim to recruit outstanding graduates to bring knowledge, energy and leadership into the classroom. In partnership with The University of Auckland, we prepare and place these graduates to teach in low-decile secondary schools for an initial two-year commitment, inspiring young people to fulfil and expand their potential.

In the long-term, we aim to build a network of leaders in education and across all fields who are committed to addressing educational inequality. Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand achieve their full educational potential, regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background.


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