Events Calendar

African Conversation Series

Date:
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Zoom
Cost:
Free

We invite you to attend our April Talk for the African Conversation Series, featuring Dr. Teresiah Wambui Gathenya and two youths for a panel discussion titled “Education as a Social and Economic Development Game Changer”. Teresiah Wambui is a Senior Education Specialist currently focused on early grade reading as a core foundation for education. She is skilled and experienced in higher, secondary, and primary education program management, within formal and non-formal education environments. She has several decades working as a secondary school teacher, as a civil servant in the Ministry of Education, and as an Education Program Specialist in Kenya and Zambia, now working with USAID Liberia as Senior Education Advisor. Her specialization cuts across the areas of education policy development and reforms, early grade reading, teacher professional development, and private sector and community engagement for sustainable and locally affordable development. She is a youth and community mentor with a passion for education as a basis for self-reliance. 

A strong advocate of affirmative action and giving back to the community for improved inclusion. Her educational and professional development background draws from various institutions in Kenya, United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. Her PhD research (at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education/OISE at the University of Toronto) focused on the education of street children in Kenya. 

She will be joined by two youths; Hannah Nungari Ndungu, an orphan who refused to give up and now advocates for giving back to the community; and Daniel Mwangi, who came from living on the streets to a mentor for children and youth.

All are welcome and there is no cost to attend

Host:
Africa Institute
Contact:
Aislinn Adams
aadams59@uwo.ca


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