Kathija Yasmin Shaik
Ambassador, Country lead, Academy, Advisory

Kathija Yasmin Shaik

Madurai, India

Training and development specialist -Skill Theatre l Education Writer l Self-motivated Teacher Educator with a driven desire to make a difference in the education community.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” - Sir Ken Robinson

Being always inspired by Sir Ken and Creativity for the past 10 years I have been enjoying every bit of my journey with the education community, especially the little pleasures that we get from making an impact in students' or teachers' lives, discovering their inner talents, and igniting their creative sparks. It's an honor to be in a profession where we can make a difference every single day, making memories at the same time being surrounded with love.

Training & Development Specialist - Skill Theatre is a theatre-based experiential strategic approach designed by an experienced, enthusiastic group of educators based on KOLB'S EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CYCLE who aspires to offer inclusive educational practices and solutions to the community of students and teachers across the world improving their employability and livelihood opportunities. Trained over 3000 school and University students across India on various skills.

Project DirectorFuture Fingers is a global movement initiated by a team of HundrED Ambassadors, which includes educators from across the globe who share common values of Hundred (Finland) and a dedication to shaping the future of education. Future Fingers aims to provide a space for students across the world to voice out their imagination, hopes, and dreams through art-based events, competitions making them naturally inclined to come up with creative solutions for the issues that matter to them and the world.

Head-Training & Development - Kalvi Group Of Schools Madurai -India. Kalvi signifies a place where Knowledge and Skills are anchored in enduring understandings to prepare students for the challenges of the century and to thrive in an increasingly connected and global world. I help connect the global innovations and the Kalvi through various events and workshops.

Chief Editor -Kalvi Talks - Newsletter

Kalvi Talks will serve as a launchpad for presenting the resilience and endeavor that students from the Kalvi Group of schools have been displaying in and out of our campuses.

English to Tamil Language Translator Hope, where are you? Is the story of six children around the world who are experiencing school closures because of the pandemic. Each story follows a similar pattern of frustration and challenge, finding their hope and spreading their hope to others.  

Motivational Speaker - Youth for Seva and various educational institutions across India

Addressed over 4000 students across south India on various Motivational Topics.

Teacher Educator - Macmillan Education India 

Trained over 5000 teachers from different boards and backgrounds on a wide range of teacher professional development workshops.

My Article -Reimagining the Future of Education and Employment through Art

Listed as HundrED's most-read articles of the month - HundrED Newsletter

My Article on Inclusion - The LearnED Talk Magazine

Collaborator - Selected HundrED and other Global Innovations 

Link Online Learners

Xtalks World Listens


The Innovative Child Network

This is Our Chance


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

I wanted to be a part of hundrED to uplift the quality of education and the educators in my community through innovative and inclusive practices from different parts of the world. Being a teacher educator and a firm believer of Sir Ken's CREATIVITY factor, I am striving hard to create such an inclusive environment in my community where everyone can have ideas and feel they are valued.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the most powerful weapon in creating a society of healthy minds, there is an inevitable need for every educator to make quality education and 21st-century skills accessible mainly to students and teachers hailing from poor and rural backgrounds. I believe training the rural communities rightly on various skills would be a milestone in achieving inclusive education.

What role does innovation play in education change?

As change is the only word that can't change, there is an inevitable need for every educator to update and equip ourselves with innovative practices and skills required for the fast-changing world to match the learning requirements of generations to come. The role of innovation in education is to innovate, innovate and innovate, and I am here for the same.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

it is one of the best innovation in inculcating inclusive practices among students.

it creates a space for student to explore, create, make and share their works of art with the greater community which gives freedom for the children to express themselves.

It promotes multilingualism that enhances the quality of the cross-cultural learning which is the best about this program.

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

One of the best teacher training academy in India

One of the most innovative school which is like an amusement centre where no child will hate learning.

Japan Innovative Schools Network supported by OECD which promotes new educational systems required in the 21st century, through globally collaborating research activities and operationalizing educational field practices.