As virtual learning continued due to ongoing lockdowns, new challenges surfaced. One that required urgent dialogue was students having to learn while managing mental health outside their regular school environment. We hosted an online session on 25 June, 2021, covering some key topics:
The aim of the discussions was to educate the public on how to track, manage and improve the mental health of students and those in the educational sector.
To find out more on the session, you may watch the full dialogue here.
Part of her research focuses on inclusive education, disability studies and children's rights. Prior to this, she was the advisor to the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Dutch and Queensland Governments and the Council of Europe.
Her previous education was MPhil (in Education: Globalisation and International Development) at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests are educational practices of the global south, education and social class, international rankings and testing on educational agendas. Currently, she is part of a STORIE project with the University of Amsterdam and the Value project with the University of Birmingham.
Her doctoral studies were at the UCL Institute of Education, where she researched ableism in higher education and its implications for inclusive policies and practices and equity of opportunities. Together with disabled student activists in England, she conducts research on inclusive technologies, digital accessibilities and pedagogical networks in the Global North and the Global South during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well-known international speaker, recognised as a global thought leader in frontier tech, mental health and wellbeing. Additionally, he is an Ashoka Fellow, The Change Maker - Innovator for the Public, the Founder and CEO of TrustCircle, and serves as the President / Board of Directors at the Give Foundation Inc. TrustCircle was founded on the basis of Social-Emotional Learning being core to the education system.
She joined the Dignity For Children Foundation in 2012 and has been teaching lower and upper primary, as well as secondary students. She currently heads the Secondary Programme and enjoys working with and mentoring youths. She spent her schooling years in Terengganu and studied psychology at HELP and in Oregon, USA. Upon returning to Malaysia, she pursued a Masters in Counselling at her alma mater, and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.
A registered Counsellor with the Malaysian Counselling Board with more than 25 years of practice. She founded HumanKind with the vision to empower a world where everyone recognises themselves as valuable, needed and connected, with the ability to make a positive difference. In 2020, they initiated the Buddy Bear project to cater to the needs of children's mental health during the pandemic. It is Malaysia’s only child dedicated psycho-social support helpline open to all children. She was also a 2020 Acumen Fellow.
A registered Counsellor with over 30 years of experience. In 1985, she completed her Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling in UPM. Shortly after, she followed her passion for education by teaching Mathematics and Additional Mathematics in Secondary Schools from 1985 to 2004. She studied for her Masters in Counselling at UM from 2000 to 2003, then pivoted into being a full-time counsellor from 2004 until 2018 before retiring.