Our organisation

Our organisation

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 potential.

About us

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.

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Our impact

Similar programmes overseas have proven the power of our approach and the way we work with partners.

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Our partners

We work with businesses, universities, the Ministry of Education, schools, philanthropic foundations, and other not-for-profit organisations to achieve our shared aims.

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Our team

Read the biographies of our Board and Staff team here.


Find answers to frequently asked questions here.