Blaq is a Global Citizen Visionary inspired to Safeguard The Interests of Children. He believes we owe it to our children to be more innovative together. Himself having created this safe path to the freedom of choice and being entitled to a supreme level of options possessing the power to change our world to make it a better place – being capable of providing for its sustainable development; He has taken up the responsibility to strengthen the mobilization of a global movement of engaged citizens and sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want where all can live in Peace and Abundance. Guided by the utopian vision of Globalism’s total unification, Blaq sees a bright future for Africa – in collaboration with the rest of the world himself having roots in both divides. Equipped with more than 25 years’ experience in the music and entertainment/ business industry, Blaq is well-placed to understand complex systems that exist in bringing together all these dynamics.

Many individuals across the world are deeply passionate about improving lifestyles, expressing a multitude of reasons specifying importance of information  sharing. Yet, due to the disconnect of insights and information in society, they are too often unaware of other stakeholder perspectives and innovations that are working impact-fully, committed to scale and addressing key needs.

We believe that the unified world view is already being improved all over the world by inspiring educators, passionate individuals and caring organizations. Mr Blaq Deen is committed to discovering these amazing Global Citizen practices and helping others find out about them, so they too can improve where they are and help young people have the best possible start in life.

Mr .Blaq’s goal is to help improve societal standing and inspire a grassroots movement through encouraging solution based thinking, ambitious innovations to spread across the world. He is starting in his native country Kenya with a Global scope for wider reach. Like minded Global Citizen partners make this work possible.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

As part of HundrED’s commitment to education transformation, it provides the platform for educators and students alike to contribute information and policy insights on where and how effective education transformation is taking place around the world.

I am definitely one of the change propagators in my community. I recognize the importance of HundrED platform and the role it plays in exposing the different ideology in achieving change in education in this 21st century. Education and political leaders in countries around the world have recognized the imperative to prepare their youth for the 21st century, a goal that many believe requires the fundamental transformation of educational opportunities together with the integration of technology into teaching and learning. But educational change is complex. It takes place within an ecosystem of influences that range from national policies, programs, and supports to local community contexts and school-specific professional cultures.

As a HundrED Ambassador i take up the role to be an education change-maker in my country - Kenya.

How can education support students to flourish?

The world is facing global challenges that cannot be fully resolved within national boundaries. Sustainable solutions must be found through collaborative and coordinated responses, at both local and global levels, that involve a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. We also need engaged and globally-minded citizens able to take up the challenges to build a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world. At the heart of the educational system, teachers hold the keys to a better future for all.

Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge-based world of today. 21st Century Learning Design,  professional development helps teachers redesign their existing lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills. Transforming education by focusing on 21st century skills  is one of the key focus areas in education, and providing workshops for teachers on the 21CLD curriculum has been successful. Therefore, with this record of success, students are definitely within the scope of achieving success themselves as they have the right directors in their learning processes.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation in education is stepping outside of the box, challenging our methods and strategies in order to support the success of all students as well as ourselves. This transformation may be small or a complete overhaul, but it is done with purpose and supports the whole student.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

THINK Global School

Global Oneness Project

Design for Change

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

MINDSPARK is an adaptive-learning product from Educational Innovations that aims to help children to improve their skills in mathematics. It is the subject of one of the most notable rigorous evaluations of an edtech product, J-PAL's Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India.

ONEBILLION, an XPRIZE finalist, is exploring innovative approaches to promoting the development of literacy and numeracy skills among young children in Africa.

The FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING EQUALITY (FLE) is best known for KAlite, an offline version of the Khan Academy. Building its experience with KAlite, FLE has developed Kolibri, which makes high quality education technology available for off-line use in low-resource communities.