Get to know 10 incredible women who change education all around the globe. Introduced by Jude Kelly.

By WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Jude Kelly at WOW Bradford (2017) by Karol WyszynskiWOW - Women of the World Foundation


Jude Kelly introduces the theme of Education

"The key to transforming yourself and the world is knowledge and education.

Unless women are educated in all subjects, you will always have a world dominated by male design, research ideas and subject matter - that has to change."

Education: Sabina Khatri (2020) by Khaula JamilWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Sabina Khatri - Teacher - Karachi

"My students often look at me as a mother-figure. It is something I love and am overwhelmed by because there are so many expectations and responsibilities attached with this role.  I have a unique and wonderful opportunity to teach children to value their mothers as individuals who also have dreams and aspirations like they do."

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Education: Ahlam (2020) by Ghazal, a Storytelling Sister trained by Lotus FlowerWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Ahlam - Teacher - Kurdistan

"We give English courses, as well as Arabic and Kurdish courses to women. We teach letters first and then the meanings of words, etc. We start from zero because many of the women in the camp have no education, but know that learning new skills, especially language skills, will pave the way for a prosperous future."

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Education: Dr Khalilah Harris (2020) by Khamaree "Kham" OwensWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Khalilah Harris - Managing Director - Baltimore

"What is clear, is that without education, injustice will persist and the change we wish to seek will remain unreachable."

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Education: Prof. Fatmagül Berktay (2020) by Elif KahveciWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Prof. Fatmagül Berktay - Political Scientist - Istanbul

“We are women who recognise that all problems are ours; we reclaim our wisdom, reinvent our tomorrows, challenge everything including dominant power and redefine everything."

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Education: Jinhua Shen (2020) by Liao LuluWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Jinhua Shen - Director of Future Learning Center - Beijing

"I have been working hard to achieve fairness of education for migrant children. We use the model of community Future Learning Center to explore how to effectively integrate people and social resources in the communities to create a path and atmosphere of "lifelong learning" for  for migrant children."

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Education: Nada (2020) by Ghazal, a Storytelling Sister trained by Lotus FlowerWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Nada Alyas Khalaf - Videographer - Kurdistan

"I make videos on the camp WhatsApp group for awareness about Covid-19 because we aren’t able to meet people in their homes to talk about it. While the virus is a big part of our community and the world, education has come to a halt in so many places."

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Education: Ada Nduka Oyom (2020) by Mohini UfeliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Ada Nduka Oyom - Founder of She Code Africa - Nigeria

"Empowering the girl child with skills to level up, highlighting their untold success stories to the rest of the world, will continue to prove one of the fastest ways to achieving gender equality in the spheres we seek across the world."

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Education: Pushpa Basnet (2020) by Buna DhuganaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Pushpa Basnet - Social Worker - Kathmandu

"Education, food, medical care and happy childhoods outside prison walls are a basic human right of all the children - no matter what their parents do. I’m determined to give life through education because I firmly believe in 'Everyone deserve a second chance'."

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Education: Elise Stephenson (2020) by Mana SalsaliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Elise Stephenson - Social Entrepreneur - Brisbane

"Education is multidimensional. It is learning from our parents and siblings, friends and community. It is institutions and schools. It is observation and it is practice. But in order for education to reach all women, men, girls, boys and non-binary folk everywhere, it must meet them where they are."

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Education: The Triple Cripples - Jumoke 'Jay' Abdullahi and Kym Oliver (2020) by Paula Abu "Narcography"WOW - Women of the World Foundation

The Triple Cripples - Acitivists - London

“The existence of The Triple Cripples platform is a powerful reminder that, in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, there is a wealth of wisdom and overwhelming power residing within the often ignored margins."

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Education: Camila Araújo Alves (2020) by Aline FonsecaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Camila Araújo Alves - Clinical Psychologist and Art-educator

"To speak and work with education for me is to talk about activism and diversity, it is about life affirmation. It means discussing projects that select those who are entitled to access and those who are not entitled to access. We, people with disabilities, are daily informed of our non-rights to access numerous spaces, contents, relationships and platforms."

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