Our vision is to reach a critical tipping point where up to 10% of teachers in countries we operate in are part of the movement, and contribute to changing the perception, status and moral purpose of teaching along with building a comprehensive and vibrant ecosystem of public and private partners to actively support and sustain this movement.
What We Do
STIR reignites the spark in teachers and empowers them to become committed, skillful and influential changemakers - so they can improve their own teaching, as well as contribute to this wider movement. In doing so STIR seeks to help reclaim the moral purpose of teaching and its status as the most noble of professions.
Emily Akers works with STIR Uganda as the Country Director, having launched STIR's programmes in its second region in 2013/14. Prior to joining STIR, Emily worked with several start-up and small organisations, most recently at World Child Cancer, an international children's cancer charity, where she managed major donor fundraising. Previously Emily has worked in a relationship management and operations at UK-based Teaching Leaders, and
several field based organisations including Mao Amiga in Brazil. Emily completed her masters in Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); and is a BA Journalism graduate from Cardiff University.
Samarendra is primarily responsible for STIR finance. Samarendra has over 13 years in the field of finance and accounting. He was working with ActionAid as Functional Manager-Finance before joining STIR Education. Prior to joining ActionAid in 2007, Samarendra worked with the Child Fund India, Caritas India and PANI primarily in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Odisha, for about 3 years.Samarendra holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA-Finance) and has attended various trainings on financial management and leadership development at national and international level.
recently been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Eden Academy, a multi academy trust for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. At the British Council, Susan has built up significant international experience having provided key notes, strategic advice and consultancy in Africa, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean. At the National College, she has provided a range of services to the senior leadership team including preparing key note speeches and research papers as well as managing key stakeholders such as Head Teacher and teacher unions.
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