Miguel Angel Herrera Vivar

Miguel Angel Herrera Vivar

Quito, Ecuador

I'm passionate about education and keen on creating culturally-safe environments for all learners regardless their differences.

My name is Miguel, an Ecuadorian guy who feels passionate about education and cultural inclusion in the classroom. I'm the Head of Training at Enseña Ecuador, working closely with my team of 8 tutors who provide mentoring to our 60 teacher-fellows placed as full-time teachers in three regions of my country.

I have had te opportunity to work in education in different roles: I started as a Science teacher in an underprivileged community in Guayaquil city, in the Coast of Ecuador for two years. Later, I became a teacher-tutor at Enseña Ecuador, mentoring teachers in the Amazon region and co-leading a teacher-training program for native teachers from rural communities of the rainforest.

Currently I have been working in a project called "Inclusion of migrants in Ecuadorian schools" sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). In this project, we are trying to generate and measure how different strategies can foster inclusive learning enviroments for Ecuadorian, migrants and refugee students in three schools of the country; and how we can improve the sense of inclusion to reduce xenophobia and discrimination against migrants.

One of my upcoming educational projects seeks to foster socio emotional and lifeskills in students at youth detention centers in Ecuador, in a joint effort between Enseña Ecuador, Fundación Iniciativas para la Reinserción (IR) and the Servicio Nacional de Atención a Personas Privadas de la Libertad (SNAI). We want to help youth imprisoned students to be able to reinsert in the society after they finish their reclusion in detention centers, and contribute to a better quality of life for them.

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

Because education is not an easy pathway; it is full of discouraging news. And when that happens, it is important that we can recharge energies by knowing inspiring stories from other amazing leaders in the world! And also sharing with them the great stories that remind us of the importance on standing by the mision of working towards an equal world for everyone.