Grace Amoka graduated with a first degree in Computer Engineering from Covenant University, Nigeria. After a few years in Information Technology and Computer Networking, she moved to explore a career in education, following her passion to provide solutions in the educational sector, especially for children in underserved communities. This led her to obtain a master’s degree in Educational Technology.
Although differing in composition, a similar cord that links all her learning and work experience is the desire to transform people and places. Some of her core values are leadership and service and she believes in the power of education to transform lives, communities, and nations. Having worked almost a decade with schools, non-profit and EdTech organisations, she seeks avenues to empower other educators to understand their power and yield accordingly to be drivers in changing the narrative of education in Africa.
In her book, DEAR TEACHER, she presents a guide for educators to understand their worth, maximise potentials, produce from who they are, and create value beyond borders. She has trained and has a growing community of teachers who are equipped with best practices to excel in their careers using technology.
Her work in the low-income communities in her country led her to start a non-profit organization, Emerald Dream Centre which changes the predictable future of the children there into an alternate future of a world with limitless possibilities. Projects such as literacy intervention programs, career education, field and virtual excursions are carried out to provide better opportunities for these children. The initiative also partners with other non-profits to train teachers in building a highly-skilled network of teachers.
Grace Amoka is a firm believer of continuous growth and development, and at every stage of her life discovers develops, and deploys her skills for the advancement of people and places especially in the education sector.
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