I am fascinated and enthralled by the experience and possibilities at which maths, science, art, design and curiosity collide.
My passion and goal is to make education accessible, engaging and relevant for youth in the developing world. I believe the most powerful way to achieve this is through harnessing innovative technologies, open educational resources and overhauling the way our curricula focus on subjects in silos.
I have always been passionate about science education and exploring the realm of interactive learning and creative play. In pursuit of this, I started volunteering at Siyavula Education, whilst finishing my MSc at the University of Cape Town, to produce a biology textbook. Siyavula is an education, technology organization, aiming to address the lack of resources in schools by creating openly licensed content, and premium, innovative, online tools for learning. I quickly found my niche.
I feel challenged, inspired and driven to make education as accessible and engaging as possible. I am committed to being an active player in the education revolution that our country needs. More broadly, I am active within the global open movement, specifically around open education and advocating for the use of OER.
And on the weekends, you’re most likely to find me on the mountains.
This blog is aimed to capture some of my thoughts and reflections as I explore, create and learn, both personally and professionally.
The photos and images I have used are either my own or taken from Flickr and licensed to be used under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Photo attributions from Flickr: