University of Plymouth
As a Product Design student currently completing third year, I have ambitions to work within the Children’s toys, games, and furniture sector. My passions are aligned with the idea of ‘playing’ with design and this extends to many of my past projects which are centred around how children and young people interact with a product and how said product can bring about positive change.
I have gained invaluable skills through experiences such as working as a teaching assistant for 'Kumon', an international private tuition organisation, this position required skills such as team work and critical thinking as it often entailed helping children (ranging from 4-14 years of age) with work they struggle in or, at times, dealing with uninterested children and motivating them to complete the task at hand. Other experiences include Voluntary work abroad in 'Manshiet Naser', Egypt. This is one of the largest slums in Egypt in which a free school funded by 'St Steven's Children' Charity is located. I travelled to this School in the Summer of 2012 as part of a team of 4 to use our bilingual skills to teach children-(as young as six) English numbers and the alphabet, this experience was very beneficial in the sense that it showed me first-hand the benefit of even the most basic education on a less-well off child whom has had minimal education