Forty-five university graduates and career changers have begun a new profession this year – teaching at some of New Zealand’s lowest income communities. They are the Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu 2018 cohort – a NEXT supported initiative addressing inequality in our education system.

This year Teach First NZ Ako Mātātupu has collaborated with another NEXT supported initiative The Mind Lab by Untiec to deliver the initial teacher education qualification.