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I'm a 35 year old lifelong learner, who has recently discovered a passion for new forms of education.
I love working with kids and through their eyes I see the world differently, with fresh curiosity. I believe that kids should have a central role in society and should have their word in all decisions taken that could impact their planet.
I'm a fan of design thinking, Reggio Emilia and all kinds of approaches that enable people to discover their creative potential and the impact it can have on them and others.
If I could give one advice to everyone I meet, it would be to become a kid again, play, and discover the world around you as if it was the first time you saw it. It will give you great ideas and develop your empathy for others and the environment that hosts you.
Today I have the chance of working with ImagiNation Afrika, a children's museum for African kids. I'm working with the great Karima Grant Abbott, the organization's director/creator. Our aim: create the spark for the kids in Africa to develop their creative confidence through play and interactive activities.
We want to change the paradigm of the African kid always portrayed on the media as a poor, defenseless, sad kid.
How do we work: we organize interactive exhibits/workshops for kids, and then tour them around the country. Our objective: have a physical children's museum soon to promote and spread pedagogy through play!
Kids and teenagers in Africa are creative and innovative. As in many other places in the World schools do not always encourage this creativity. Our solution: create nomadic interactive exhibits and a museum to spark creative confidence.