All posts tagged: Children

#30 | Taking Children from “from Inspiration to Aspiration” with Dr. Ger Graus

Teacher, writer and social activist, Dr Ger Graus has recently been awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to children. Ger is a renowned figure in the field of education and currently he holds the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania. Ger Graus has been at the heart of innovation and project development such as ‘KidZania World Online’, ‘KidZtalk’, ‘KidZania Careers Week’, ‘KidZania LitFests’; education ‘Think-Tanks’, ‘Ambassador Schools’ Ger is now spearheading a ‘Futures Awareness’ campaign to introduce careers education into the primary phase. After all, as he frequently reminds us: “Children can only aspire to what they know exists.” Ger started at KidZania London in 2014, where he has been responsible for developing the UK-wide education strategy, including partnerships with schools, Higher Education, commercial and third sector learning partners. KidZania is a place where children aged 4 to14 can experience the world of work through role-play, and is designed to inspire and empower: “from inspiration to aspiration”. Since its inception in 1999 in Mexico City, KidZania now has …

Keeley's Cause Sharon Murphy

#29| Recognising and celebrating the differences in children with Sharon Murphy

Mother and Daughter team like no other! Raising the standards for children with disabilities, mentally and physically, and making sure they are seen, respected, and have the technology needed to thrive in their education. Sharon Murphy joins us to share her story, and that of Keeley’s Cause and what a story and message it is!! Sharon Murphy is the Director of Keeley’s Cause, and mother of 3 children, 2 of those have Autism and youngest , Keeley, has an Intellectual Disability on top of her Autism diagnosis. Keeley’s Cause was founded by Keeley In 2017 at age 13, created the Organisation after her own personal journey with the inability to learn current taught curriculum in schools without the use of an iPad or technology. Keeley decided the gap for children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities needed to be bridged, and Keeley’s Cause was created. Keeley’s Cause provides iPads for children diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disabilities. The cause was established by Keeley and her mother Sharon after seeing first hand the benefits technology can bring …