Meet Samuel Ochieng

"Education is the process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life"

What inspires you?

What inspires me are the education programs (Professional Development courses), environment and involvement that enable me to learn a lot and get more skills and knowledge on how to manage the classroom. During the learning I was able to meet different educators and I could learn from them and share a lot in the discussion. In the education program, I learnt a lot of skills and knowledge on Global issues. I liked the platform and materials that could be used in teaching and learning because most teachers are not aware of new technologies that can be used to manage the classroom and enhance learning efficiently.

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became aware and involved.

The issue that matters to me is education. Personally, I normally like learning new skills and sharing them. Therefore education is the process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. Or, it is the process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge, skills, for a profession. I got the email for the professional development e-course and I had an interest because it involved education. I did the application for the courses so that I could be involved in them. Fortunately, I happened to be selected to take the course which I managed to go through and finish. After my training I thought of what I could do in terms of education but my thoughts were as follows “How to come up with the Global Education Curriculum” and how to involve the educators and learners.

Share your perspectives on what makes a good leader.

Good leaders are determined in attaining their goals. They know that reaching their destination can be filled with problems. Notwithstanding, they see that the advantages of attaining their goals is larger than that of the problems that they encounter. This makes them intensely persistent individuals. In this case I know that one day I will establish a school, a learning institution that will be using a Global Education Curriculum and will involve all the youths and educators in the world. Good leaders have compassion for their supporters or employees. They have great coaching and development skills. While these leaders have goals to accomplish, they consistently care for the individuals that support them. They're not selfish individuals only thinking about their own wants and needs. Most have a heart for the people that follow them. Good leaders are usually great orators and persuaders. They're very comfortable with public speaking and are very inspiring people. It isn't surprising that they can develop a good following with their communication ability. A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role as a leader. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication. Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause. Although the responsibilities and roles of a leader may be different, the leader needs to be seen to be part of the team working towards the goal. This kind of leader will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. Without good leadership I could have not done the e-course and I could have not achieved my goals by finishing the courses I started.

Do you think TakingITGlobal can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already?

TakingITGlobal has helped me achieve my goals because they enabled me to take the course and I really learnt a lot of new skills and knowledge that I wanted to achieve at the end of the course. I could use the platform to submit my class assignment and contribute to the discussion and even asked questions and presented my final project by the support of the TakingITGlobal team. I would like to thank you very much. Imparting the knowledge I have really gained. Now how can I achieve my dreaming of establishing the Global Education Curriculum learning institution in future, I think that I can still be assisted on how to go about it? By bringing in more educators on board and sharing the idea to them and thinking on how to come up with this program. TakingITGlobal has also given exposure on how to work with youths, listen to them and share a lot with them on the Global issues.


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