World Teachers' Day


“It is a day to celebrate how teachers are transforming education but also to reflect on the support they need to fully deploy their talent and vocation, and to rethink the way ahead for the profession globally.” (UNESCO)

It is celebrated annually on the 5th October and the theme this year is – “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage”

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Education International (EI).


It is estimated that 250 million children worldwide are affected by learning poverty – up to 80% in some countries. Globally, educators are challenged with overcrowded classes, poor infrastructure and teachers entering their classrooms with a lack of skills, resources and updated practices.

Yet, every child deserves a quality education – and teachers are the single most influential resource for achieving greater learning outcomes. They deserve to be celebrated!

How have we helped teachers so far?

Highlights from our latest impact report include:

  • 41% course completion compared to online course average of 12.6%
  • We’ve reached teachers in 113 countries
  • Over 95% of teachers have improved their teaching and/or digital skills by taking Teach2030 courses

What are we doing for world Teachers' day 2023?

We’re running a competition for teachers as part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Year of Youth initiative.

We’re launching a brand new workshop series and a new course focused on Professionalism in teaching.

We’re always celebrating teachers achievements and this will be increased further for World Teachers’ Day.

Support us for World Teachers' DAY

If a teacher works for 25 years teaching 225 children per year they would impact 5,625 children over their teaching career.

For just £5 you can provide a teacher in a under-resourced setting access to a digital teacher professional development course that will develop their teaching skills and help to impact the lives of thousands of children.

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