The Global Teachers Institute is a teacher development network of educators, schools and organizations committed to developing high-quality teachers. We do this through school-based initial teacher education programmes, international exchanges and collaborative platforms.

Who is GTI?

The Global Teacher Institute (GTI) advocates a holistic approach, emphasizing not just instructional prowess but also personal growth, fostering environments that are inclusive, culturally responsive, and intellectually stimulating. Anchored by the GTI Teacher Competency Framework, programs prioritize actionable skills and reflective practice, cultivating educators capable of realizing pedagogical ideals.


"Education is not a way to escape poverty. It is a way of fighting it."

African Proverb


Our work comprises the following initiatives and programmes.


future leaders programme

Through the internship, American and South African teachers share best teaching practices, form mentoring relationships, and collaborate on strategies to bring about equality in education in both countries.


GTI Axis Summit

The annual GTI Axis Summit is designed as a community of practice, where all voices are valued, encouraged to participate, and where every attendee can make a meaningful contribution.


twa fellowship programme

GTI in partnership with Teach With Africa host the annual Instructional Fellowship Programme where highly qualified and motivated educators from the US participate in our 1-month Fellowship Programme.

Our Funders

The Global Teachers Institute offers an excellent opportunity for companies and charitable foundations to make a difference in South Africa by investing in one of the most important pillars of our education system: our teachers.

"We must do our best to ensure that the children of Africa have a solid foundation upon which to build their future."

H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor

Our News & Updates

Find the latest information on our initiatives, programs, and events dedicated to empowering educators worldwide. Stay informed with insightful articles, success stories, and key developments in the field of education.