Priyanka Handa Ram
Ambassador, Advisory

Priyanka Handa Ram

Passionate about play, literacy and conservation and using these 3 pillars as the foundation for interventions that transform childhoods and uplift entire communities.

Founder & Director of REWA & Learn To Play, Priyanka Handa Ram is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about creating a community of literacy, play and development that’s founded on principles of sustainability, holistic child development and lifelong success. Priyanka was born and raised in Botswana and has used her decade of experience doing a multitude of social enterprise projects to create a more literate, happy and healthy childhood for the clients she works with. 

Priyanka's key focus areas are Play, Nature and Literacy and incorporates these in her work as well as in her role as a published children’s author; writing stories about adventure, virtues and conservation. 

Priyanka has an undergraduate degree in English Language and Communication from King’s College London and an MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She further trained to acquire a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Oxford. Recently, she was awarded with an award entitled Change Maker of Botswana for her work in Education. Priyanka is also a Global Leader in Early Childhood through the World Forum, a qualified Health Coach with the Dr. Sears Institute and a P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) Facilitator.

For her, this is more than a job; Priyanka is pioneering programmes that transform childhoods and uplift entire communities. Her mission is to change how the world educates young children. She does this through advocacy, creative programme innovation and community initiatives, which encourage collaboration and responsibility – focusing on the most sustainable and scalable methods of Early Childhood Care and Education. 

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

I believe that we need to collaboratively transform the way the world sees, cares for and engages with young children and that the HundrED innovations are a platform to do just that. 

How can education support students to flourish?

Developmentally appropriate learning, that is holistic, engaging and involves children in active learning enables young people to thrive. It's not just the interventions we use but also the environment and the educator that are fundamental in transforming learning so that students flourish. We need to invest in professional development, creating enabling environments and in open-ended resources and pedagogies. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is the heart of education - through innovation we can truly transform childhoods and uplift entire communities.