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Tips and Tricks - 08-03-2022 - - 0 comments
Female educators who worked hard for women's education

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? The month is dedicated to highlighting the achievements of women throughout history. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our focus during March for Pride 365 will be women (last month we celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month - more on than here)! 

As we’re an education recruitment agency, we wanted to focus on some of the amazing women who’ve had an instrumental role in ensuring that women across the globe have access to education. 

Savitribai Phule

Savitribai was a radical social reformer, she worked tirelessly to provide an education to those who needed it most and fought against child marriages. She became the first female teacher in India and opened the first school for girls in 1848, changing the Indian education system forever.

Maria Montessori

Born in 1870, Maria Montessori dedicated her whole life to education. She believed that children should start school at an early age to give themselves a better life and that they should be able to shape their futures in their own ways. She was the first woman to introduce the concept of nursery schools and her methods are used in over 30,000 schools worldwide.

Vimla Kaul

At 80 years old, Vimla Kaul is devoting her time to providing the children of Madanpur Khadar, Delhi with an education. 20 years ago she noticed that there was a huge lack of commitment to providing teachers and education in the area so she took it upon herself to teach students in parks and city streets.

Mary Mclead Bethune

Born to slaves, Mary Mclead Bethune didn’t have access to formal education. After getting a scholarship she studied to become a teacher herself and opened a college called the Bethune-Cookman College in Florida. She worked hard to provide education for black women and girls, empowering them through the right education.

Of course, there are many, many more that we could mention (but that would make this a very long blog!). However, we’d love to hear from you about other influential women you think we might have missed in the comments below. 

If you’re looking to create change, education is the perfect place to start, look at our latest jobs or send your CV to us to get the ball rolling.

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