Who Do You Want To Be? A Global School Experience inviting young people to discover a path toward the fullness of life.Participate here
By Karina Zapata-Roche
Sep 27th, 2017

“An Ignatian Educator serves as a guide with and for students on their formational journeys in a Jesuit school. In collaboration with colleagues, the Ignatian Educator engages in ongoing personal, professional and religious development in order to sustain a vibrant community committed to the mission of Jesuit education.” Profile of an Ignatian Educator JSN 2015.

Teachers are essential to the wellbeing of the world. The contributions of Jesuit and Ignatian school teachers from pre-primary to higher education are essential for the development of integral human beings.

This 5th of October we would like to encourage all teachers from our Jesuit and Ignatian school network to share their joy of being teachers working together for the wellbeing of the world,

(a) Take a picture of you and your colleagues with the
NEW Global Map of Jesuit Schools
(b) Upload it to the Global Map photo album.

SAFA Spain

World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5th since 1994. It commemorates the constitution of the main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities globally.

UNESCO Right to Education

Source: UNESCO Website


UNESCO’s 2017 global teachers’ day will be celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, echoing Sustainable Development Goal number 4, and its mean of implementation 4.c “Teachers and Educators: By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States”. This target is recognizing teachers as key to the achievement of the 2030 Education Agenda.

World Teachers Day 2017 is an important celebration, not only to recognize the valuable work that teachers all over the world are doing but also because of the imperative requirement, emphasized by UNESCO, to raise awareness on the need to “reflect on ways to counter the remaining challenges for the promotion of the teaching profession, like the acute shortage of teachers”. According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the world needs 69 Million teachers to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030.