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Wakanyi Hoffman

Founder - The African Folktales Project

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Wakanyi Hoffman is the Founder of African Folktales Project, an on-going open-sourced resource of indigenous wisdom and knowledge, curated and presented as folktales to school children. She sits on the board of the Kenya Education Fund, an NGO that provides gifted children from low-income backgrounds in Kenya with access to a fully-funded high school education and life skills. She has training in development education and global learning from University College London, and is a former journalist and writer whose articles have appeared in Dutch News, The Northern Times, Medium, and on the International Organization of Migration's (IOM) web blog of global migration stories. She is also a children's book author, a  reviewer of books that promote indigenous heritage and multiculturalism, and a speaker on the African philosophy of ubuntu. She considers herself a global nomad, having lived in several countries across three continents, and is currently based in the Netherlands, from where she teaches the art of oral storytelling to promote a values-based education for young children and diversify the knowledge base of global citizenship education. 

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