International TEFL Academy believes it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place than how we found it. Our staff, instructors and students are Global Citizens, and we realize how fortunate we are to travel and live abroad. We have a commitment to make an impact on the world, both large and small, by direct involvement or by simply spreading the word on what each one of us can do.
As a company we commit a portion of our profits to international charities every year. We also hope to offer guidance and suggestions to others on how they can make a difference in the lives of others around the world.
A few of our charities we are currently or previously have donated to:
2011: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami:
2010: Haiti Relief Funds:
- International Red Cross
- Doctors Without Boarders
International Education in developing Countries:
As a teacher training school, our belief is that education can transform lives.
The ability to educate young women can change the future of a village as they are the educators of future generations.
Central Asia Institute (providing schools for rural girls in Afghanistan)
Small Business Creating in Developing Countries
Micro lending is a way to help people support themselves, providing a helping hand.
- Kiva is one of many companies dedicated to this cause.
- Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.
- Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining micro finance with the Internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.
Reading in Motion:
Based in Chicago. International TEFL Academy's president is an auxillary board member
Reading In Motion’s mission is to get every at-risk student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts. To accomplish this we partner with schools and teachers to create and deliver an innovative, supplemental reading program that uses music and drama to engage students. Reading In Motion is currently in 140 Chicago-area classrooms and has helped more than 45,000 students since it was founded in 1983.
At Reading In Motion, results are everything. We're not simply committed to creating a unique supplemental reading program and working with schools and teachers on implementing it in the classroom. We expect positive results and work hard to measure the effectiveness of what we do.
There have been nine outside studies of Reading In Motion's work since 1997, all showing significant gains by Reading In Motion students. The most recent study tracked students for four years and found that students who were in Reading In Motion classrooms from kindergarten to third grade were three times as likely to be reading at grade level at the end of third grade compared to closely matched control group classrooms who had not had Reading In Motion. To read more about this and other independent research studies on Reading In Motion’s programs.