My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ConnecTeach, Irving, TX, USA
From the beginning, ConnecTeach has had a clear vision of how education can be used as a vehicle for change, with teachers and students leading the charge for a more peaceful and equitable world. In the workshops, Bhavani and her team are able to get participants to realize their full potential and to confront the barriers to progress they see in their own communities.
I have seen students gain the courage to speak out against child marriage and domestic violence and gain the strength to continue on the path of being community changemakers. I have heard teachers raise their voices to speak out against substance abuse and corruption and find the energy to continue to raise the bar of expectations for themselves, their students, and their community.
ConnecTeach also leads local discussions in the US with teachers and students, so that they, too, can see education as more than a means to an economic end. One of my students said, "Before (the ConnecTeach event), I did not see the link between education and peace, and now it's completely clear!"
ConnecTeach is an idea whose time has been long overdue. If you want to see the real transformational power of education, support ConnecTeach!!!