Adam Braun

CEO and Co-Founder, MissionU, and Founder, Pencils of Promise

United States of America

Adam Braun turned $25 into more than 300 schools, serving more than 30,000 students around the world, and built a global community which is well on its way to achieving its goal of making quality education a possibility for everyone. By the age of 31 he was already named in the Business Insider’s 40 Under 40 list, Wired magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World, and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s first ten Global Shapers. Mr. Braun was previously nominated for the TED Prize and has received the nation's oldest and most prestigious award for public service, the Jefferson Award. In 2015 he joined a coalition to address high-level challenges with Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu and several Nobel Peace Prize winners.

08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can teachers instill a sense of purpose in the work they do with students in the classroom?
Pencils of Promise is the shared dream of a backpacker (Adam) and a Lao woman with no staff and no resources. By the start of 2017, PoP had built 380 schools around the world, providing education for more than 30,000 students,
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Adam Braun

United States of America

CEO and Co-Founder, MissionU, and Founder, Pencils of Promise

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Jessy Al Murr

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia