• Zhongshan Centre

    China

    Andy Lum

    Company Name
    Flame Creative Concepts
    website
    www.icanschool.net

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    Andy Lum


    Andy Lum from China, since 2013, has been associated with Design for Change (dfcworld.com) and is currently the Chairperson of DFC, China. Andy has been involved in many charitable projects including Flame Creative Concepts, Honeykids, 20 Questions to Children, Forcefield and Phinnie Education.

    Andy has partnered with RLC with the hope to continue to positively impact the lives of children through education and growth. Andy's latest project icanschool.net with RLC aims to bring a creative environment, as well as a positive morale to schools in China.

  • Sonbola Group for Education & Development

    Syria

    Massa Mufti

    website
    www.sonbola-ngo.com

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    Massa Mufti


    Massa Mufti is a Syrian educationist with 20+ years of experience in various educational arenas. Most recently, she became involved with Education in Emergencies to combat Syrian education crisis. Thus, in 2014, she founded SONBOLA, an NGO that provides education support for vulnerable and refugee children in Lebanon. She is also the founder of the Refugee Teachers’ Academy (RTA), a progressive leadership program currently in its post-inception phase.

    Additionally, she is a research fellow at the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR) and worked as an education consultant at ESCWA in Beirut and with the Ed-tech Global Learning Equality organization among others.

    Massa, with two Master Degrees, is also a Harvard-MEPLI Fellow for the year 2019 and holds a certified training in Education in Emergencies-INEE and a certified training in Project Zero from Harvard Graduate School of Education among many others.

    Massa is a strong advocate of change making through transformational educational pedagogies and innovations. She started implementing Design for Change at Sonbola with Syrian refugee children and aims to continue impacting the lives of Syrian refugee children and teachers by partnering with RLC to implement its best and most inventive practices and methodologies with vulnerable and refugee communities.

  • Taiwan Youth Creative Action Association
    (Design for Change, Taiwan)

    Taiwan

    Kate Hsu

    website
    tycaa.dfctaiwan.org

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    Kate Hsu


    Kate Hsu is the founder and CEO of Taiwan Youth Creative Action Association (TYCAA)and Design for Change, Taiwan.

    She is a TEDx speaker and an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year in Taiwan.

    She is inspired by Ms. Kiran Sethiand the movie 3 Idiots. She believes that we should blur the boundary between the classroom and the world by making children understand the complex worldand enabling them to solve real-life problems.

    She wishes to bring the power of I CAN to children and educators in Taiwan.

    Through RLC Training Affiliate Program, we wish to bring the HumanE Education philosophy atRiverside to Taiwan by localizing, contextualizing and thereby changing the face of education in Taiwan.

  • FAROS Education & Consulting

    Vietnam

    Fiona Nguyen Thuy Uyen Phuong

    website
    faros.edu.vn

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    Fiona Nguyen Thuy Uyen Phuong


    FAROS Education & Consulting has established our mission to become the professional assistant and powerful operation support for educators. The primary activities of FAROS include:

    1. Consulting on setting up and operating educational model: FAROS is a one-stop consultant or investor's representative to operate and supervise a particular educational project.
    2. Designing Professional Programs - Lesson Plans - Educational Materials
    3. Training education workforce
    4. Seminars - Workshops - Educational events

    Ms. Fiona Nguyen Thuy Uyen Phuong is a practitioner of progressive educational methods in Vietnam, especially in the field of early childhood education. She has participated in the founding and running of many educational models and projects to change awareness as well as spread progressive children's education methods in the community. She is also a leading expert in Vietnam in the field of consulting on setting up and operating schools and training personnel working in the field of education.

    She currently holds the position of Chair of the School Council of ICS Kindergarten and Primary School (I Can School), which is a pioneer school in applying Design Thinking in teaching methods.

  • Design for Change, Lebanon

    Lebanon

    Nada Beainy

    website
    www.dfcworld.org/Lebanon

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    Nada Beainy


    Nada Beainy holds a Master degree in Environmental Economics and Management from the Bocconi University in Italy. She has worked in the field of sustainable development for several years with international organizations in Lebanon and abroad. Her passion to transfer the notion of Change and Sustainability to children through design thinking has led her to start DFC in Lebanon in 2014.

    Opening a world of possibilities for children in private and public schools has been a priority and a success until October 2019. The Ministry of Education had just initiated the integration of the FIDS framework in the national curriculum, when the civil unrest started in Lebanon. Children have been distance learning since October 2019 and with the economic collapse today, a ray of hope is needed.

    No better governance model than an I CAN school for our people to aspire to!

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