Since the beginning of the program in 2008, we have attracted 160 fellows, most of whom (79%) continue to work in education also after the two-year program. Our alumni are teachers, school principals, policymaker, social entrepreneurs and professionals working both in public and private sectors. All committed to bringing quality education to all children across Latvia. We asked some of them to share their experiences with us so that you could get to know us better hopefully get inspired by their amazing stories!
Meet our alumna, latvian language un literature teacher Ieva Krūmiņa!
I decided to be a teacher after finishing the two-year Leadership program of “Mission Possible”. I've been teaching Latvian language and Literature for five years now. The program gave me a chance to test my limits, to believe in myself and achieve what I want. The knowledge and skills I got there also helped me in my voluntary work organizing "3x3" camps for Latvian families.
“Mission Possible” is shaping the public opinion about the education in Latvia. Young teachers from the program believe in their students, meanwhile, they help their students to find the belief in themselves, other teachers and parents. These teachers were once ready to change their lives upside down stepping in the program for two years. Now the influence of their work goes way beyond students. It's more like building the community of the region. It is the opportunity of creating modern education - replacing the old, dogmatic models of the post-soviet time system.
For me, as for other fellows of the program, “Mission Possible” is the way to express our unconditional love for the nation, country and society. By developing leadership skills we fulfill the potential of our students. They are the future of our country and our planet. Smart, creative, skilled and intelligent people are the fundamental of the world. I tend to say that everybody is capable, one only has to find the right challenge, time and place.