Empower. Enrich. Educate.


EmpowerEd is an edtech platform that aims to educate, enrich and empower educators. The platform considers teachers as knowledge holders and experts and supports sharing and development of contextualized professional practices for pedagogy, leadership and wellbeing. The platform is based on ideas of problem solving, action research, decentralized training, collaboration, professional learning communities and teacher autonomy.

Why EmpowerEd?

Access to quality education remains a wide scale issue across various contexts. A large part of national budgets is spent on teacher training and enrichment with mixed results. The current training programs are fundamentally based on external experts conducting one off teacher training, while the larger underlying systemic issues related to teacher disempowerment, demotivation, de-professionalization and lack of contextualization of the practices are overlooked. Additionally, the pandemic has disrupted existent forms of teacher support and training and simultaneously has posed new challenges for teachers.


EmpowerEd takes a positive approach to empowering and training teachers. It aims to:

Program Timeline

  1. Phase 1 Planning (March 2020 to July 2021)

    Developing, designing and planning a prepilot intervention across multiple contexts.

  2. Phase 2 Piloting (August 2021 to June 2022)

    Piloting an online and offline teacher enrichment program with a minimum of 500 teachers.

  3. Phase 3 Preparing to scale up (June 2022 to June 2023)

    We hope to scale the platform to reach 1,000 teachers and experimenting with other more scalable adaptations of the program.
  4. Phase 4 scaling up (June 2023 – June 2024)

    Scaling up to 10,000 teachers across multiple cities.

Partner with us

Would you like to help build an international teacher empowerment platform? Please write to us at info@tideinternational.org
We are especially looking for:
  • Government bodies, NGOs and academic institutions interested piloting and scaling the pilot with teachers in their context.
  • Researchers (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods) interested in evaluating the program effectiveness to further help develop the platform.
  • Expert advisors to join our board of advisors to improve the program scalability and sustainability
  • If you are a teacher or a school leader and would like to join the platform