Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that engages university graduates and professionals in contributing to tackle one of our country’s most pressing challenges.
Our mission is to tackle educational inequality by developing talented individuals into highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders in all fields.
Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand achieve their full educational potential, regardless of their background.
The establishment of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu is a result of collaboration by a number of individuals and groups, united by a commitment to improved educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people throughout New Zealand.
Similar programmes overseas have proven the power of our approach and the way we work with partners.
We work with businesses, universities, the Ministry of Education, schools, philanthropic foundations, and other not-for-profit organisations to achieve our shared aims.