Teach For The Gambia

An education revolution for social justice: powered by communities rooted in holistic, liberatory, and indigenous pedagogy & leadership.


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Our applications are currently open for the 2021 cohort which will start Institute in August 2021 and begin their placements in September 2021. Please check the ``What We Look For?`` section and our eligibility criteria to apply. Applications close June 30th. Please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline due to technical issues.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be at least 18 years by July 31st, 2021

Must be eligible to live and work in Gambia

Must have successfully completed Grade 9

Can commit to 5 week residential institute

Can live and work in Foni for two years

The Fellowship Application, Selection and Placement process

• Written Application form

• English & Maths Test

• Telephone interview

• In person Assessment Center

• Observation & Final Interview

• Offer

• Matriculation

• Institute

• Placement

Fellowship FAQs

When does Teach For The Gambia open for applications?

Our applications are currently open for the 2021 Cohort. Applications for 2021 Cohort will close on the 15th of June 2021.

How can I apply for the Fellowship?

Click the “Apply Now” button at the top right on our website to begin your application for the Fellowship.

When will your selectors collect references?

We will request for your references after the successful completion of your application and phone interview, before the Assessment Centre Stage.

When will I hear back after submitting my application?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email within 2-4 weeks.

I have technical difficulties with my application. What do I do?

Please drop us an email at recruitment@teachforthegambia.org with a screenshot of the problem. Our team will be in contact with you to support!

I applied but did not pass. Could I get Teach For The Gambia’s feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive annually, our team will only be able to give feedback to applicants who reach the Assessment Centre stage.

I applied but did not pass. Can I apply again later?

It is not possible to apply more than once for the same Cohort, unless our selection team specifically invites you to try again later. However, all applicants are encouraged to apply again for the next Cohort! Follow our social media to be notified when next season’s recruitment season kicks off.

I am a strong believer in the ability of human beings to change for the better. I am a strong believer in trying to change what we are dissatisfied with.

~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie