Director Of Education, Futures Infinite
Bold Question: How might we close the gap between what is taught in secondary school and the skills needed in the marketplace?
Path to Metis: Evans believes in the boundless potential of young people to be entrepreneurial leaders. His work for over 20 years in the private sector and with non-governmental organizations inspires his purpose to equip youth with skills and a viable opportunity to secure their futures.
In 2000, as a young employee working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he volunteered to be a mentor for Junior Achievement (JA) programs. Over two-years, he coached over 1200 students in various schools on leadership, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. His passion for JA education programs was contagious! He had found his true calling as an educator.
Since 2002 he has served as the executive leader of organizations such as Junior Achievement, Educate!, Junior Chamber International, and Digital Opportunity Trust, helping young people to get the knowledge, exposure, and skills to be successful job seekers or creators. In 2016 he was privileged to participate in the inaugural workshop on Entrepreneurial Leadership Education at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa. Since then he has been a champion for skills-based and experiential learning for learners in schools, and building the capacity of teachers to effectively teach entrepreneurship and leadership.
He is the Founder and CEO of Futures Infinite, a social enterprise to transform learning in Kenya, with less focus on grades for scholars but on relevant knowledge, competencies, 21st Century mindsets, and skills.
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