I am a graduate from Moi-University Kenya, Africa with a major in Special Needs Education. I view quality education to play a key role in fighting poverty and attainment of a successful life. I am a teacher at Tembea Academy- a school founded by Beads for Education in 2013.
I am glad to be an educator. I was raised by a single mother who came from a community that prioritized boys' education over that of girls. She was deprived of quality education. However, through it all, with the little grade 7 level of education that she received, she sacrificed her all to ensure that I received quality education through University. I strongly believe that quality education eliminates all barriers to opportunities and should be a basic need to all and especially the vulnerable communities.
In my society and most societies in Kenya, Africa, girls form most of the vulnerable communities. I believe that the impact of educating a girl is generational. If a girl is educated, she is most certainly going to make education a priority to her children- boys and girls.
I work with Beads for Education, an organization committed to support girls' education. Beads offers full scholarship Maasai girls in Kenya, Africa. Beads gives hope, changes lives and instills leadership qualities to girls who would otherwise be circumcised and married off at an early age.
HundrEd community is committed to quality education for all. I appreciate HundrED because it offers a platform to meet educators, share innovations, and inspire others to improve the quality of education to all. It also addresses pertinent issues affecting education that are often overlooked by many. It has the vulnerable communities at heart and dedicates resources to ensure that they get quality education. HudrED appreciates contributions from each and everyone regardless of their origin; race, culture or nationality.
Education eliminates all the barriers to opportunities in life. Students have potentials, dreams and ambitions. All that is lacking is the force to get them through. I believe education is the most empowering force in the whole world. It builds confidence in students, creates knowledge and breaks down all barriers to their opportunities. Lastly, only education is strong enough to break down the cycles of poverty that inhibit most students from flourishing.
What role does innovation play in education change?
An innovation prompts educators and students to actively engage in exploration, research and use of the available resources to unearth something new. Education change requires people to have a different way of looking at, and solving problems. Innovation contributes to the thinking process helping teachers and students to develop creativity and problem solving skills.