Develop young leaders from diverse backgrounds

to build a sustainable ecosystem supporting education.

The Leadership Development Fellowship (LDF) by Teach For Vietnam is a globally recognized leadership program in two years to develop a pipeline of leaders from diverse backgrounds for building an ecosystem for education equity and excellence.


In 2050, all children in Vietnam will attain an excellent education.

All children in Vietnam deserve equal opportunities to receive an excellent education, regardless of their background.
Through excellent education, they are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to access a bright future of expanded opportunities and be able to lead a meaningful life for themselves, community and the bigger world.


In Vietnam, many children have not received a complete education. Ethnic minority children account for 60% of children with the most difficult living conditions in the country and only 28% of these children complete upper secondary school, compared with 61% of Kinh children. Nationwide, up to 45% of students cannot graduate from high school. The average high school graduation point for English in 2018 is 3.91, the lowest in all subjects.

70,000 teachers will be redundant by 2020 but the quality of education is also inadequate, as the World Bank pointed out that in Vietnamese education, including disparities and lack of skills, including cognitive skills, critical thinking, or behavioral skills, teamwork. 80% of candidates find jobs that lack the necessary professional skills and 83% of candidates lack the necessary skills for technical positions.

Teachers in surplus in 2020, but quality remains a concern.


Students are dropping out of High school


Children in minority ethnic groups complete Upper Secondary school (Kinh children: 61%)

Average score of English in 2018 National Highschool Graduation examination, lowest in ALL subjects

These numbers are just the surface. In-depth, the educational ecosystem is constituted by many factors, at the industry level, with many orientations, motives, and goals, lack of connectivity and transparency, leading to the failure of education to keep up with the development of society. Changing the education ecosystem is very difficult and requires a lot of adhesive elements (“tri-sector leaders”).


Build the Leadership Development Fellowship program, a recognized leadership program which attracts many young leaders from diverse backgrounds to build a sustainable ecosystem supporting education.

The fellows will work full-time in two years with a competitive salary and be developed with regular training, mentoring and coaching through participating in conferences within the country or abroad.

Working as official English and STEM teachers, those Fellows are equipped with deep local understanding, skills, and expertise to make positive impacts on students, local teachers, parents, and community through ‘collective leadership’ approach.

The Education Ecosystem is very complex which requires a whole lot of “collective leadership”.

After two years, with the Alumni Movement program, Fellows will continue to become (1) social entrepreneurs, (2) trainer/ coach for teachers, (3) TFV staff in different departments, (4) continue studying abroad in fields: education, policy, business, science… Teach For Vietnam Foundation Fund will continue to support the Fellows. The end objective is no child left behind.

This program did create a strong wave of change for an equitable and excellent education in 48 countries over the world.

The journey to be a “collective leader” through the Fellowship program.


Teach for All global education network


Tây Ninh’s People Committee

Institute of Organic Agriculture Economics

Deloitte Vietnam
United State of America Embassy of HCMC
Hải Đăng Co.


LIN Center for Community Development
Temasek Foundation

Teach For Vietnam is a partner of global education network Teach For All

Develop young leaders from diverse backgrounds to build a sustainable ecosystem supporting education.

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