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Equipping a movement of local 
leaders to
transform education

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Our 6-month fellowship supports local leaders to start and scale innovations in teaching and learning. As a result, they create and strengthen programs, policies, schools, and technology that enable learners to thrive.

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How it works

Our 6-month fellowship supports local leaders to start and scale innovations in teaching and learning. As a result, they create and strengthen programs, policies, schools, and technology that enable learners to thrive.

Fellowship Components

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Our programming results in increased:

Capacity of leaders to start and scale education innovations.

Collaboration and shared tools and lessons across the sector.

Communication abilities to influence and fundraise.

Community Impact to enable youth to thrive!

The 6-month Fellowship provides: 

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A Community of Learning

A kickoff retreat and monthly virtual meet-ups: workshops, guest speakers, site visits, readings, tools, and resources linked to a practical innovation project.

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A Community of Learning

That guides leaders through the METIS Way, a design-thinking approach to innovation in education.

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A Community of Learning

To sources of talent, capital, and opportunities for thought leadership.

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Coaching

Individualized support to strengthen skills and overcome growth areas (such as strategy, program design, goal setting and execution, impact measurement).

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100%

Fellows would recommend the Metis Fellowship to a peer

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100%

Innovation led by Fellows incorporate student-centered design thinking methods

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2-10X

Growth of Fellows’ organizational budgets post-Fellowship

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What Fellows Say 

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“I am who I am today because of Metis. I’ve done other prestigious fellowships but Metis helped me grow the Vale School and my leadership in a transformational way.” 

Soiya Gecaga

Founder, The Vale School Kenya
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Abdulkarim Taranja 

Founder, Mt. Elgon Centre for Education 

“Through the Fellowship, I grew in knowledge, grew in design thinking, grew in collaboration and grew in building a network of purpose.” 

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“Metis mentors are amazing! Interacting with the global experts Metis connected me to has had the most impact on my Bold Idea and the direction we’re now taking at the [Wangari Maathai] Foundation” 

Wanjira Mathai 

Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and Vice President, World Resources Institute 
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