Uploaded on Sep 1, 2011
In this video forum, Henry explores the different learning and teaching styles across different world regions, and where the most collaborative students and educators are located. He also addresses the growing importance of entrepreneurship and how it can be instilled in classroom curriculum.
Henry is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur (Young Leader of the Year 2004,
Enterprising Young Brit 2005 and HRH's Pioneer to the life of the nation 2005,
Education Resource Award 2009). He is currently the newly appointed Head of
Innovation at GEMS, where he is creating a series of web 2.0 tools to impact teaching
Previously Henry was the CEO of Gemin-i, a charity specialising in using innovation and
IT to solve problems in the Education and International Development sectors. Gemin-i
runs three successful social enterprises: Rafi.ki, the leading online schools community,
which connects classrooms in 120+ countries. Reflections a software based toolkit for
teacher training, developed with the TDA and MMU-IoE and Webtools, a consultancy
and software design business that builds high-end websites for government, the BBC,
British Council and a series of charities. In 2006 Henry Launched The Sucata Run a
fund-raising rally race for charities that races cars worth less than £250 from London to
Lisbon in fancy dress. Last year it raised over £100,000 for good causes. The sister events
Sumo Run and Sucata Split followed in 2009.
Henry is the former chair of MyBnk. the award winning financial literacy and
enterprise charity for young people and currently works as a consultant to a number
of other businesses, charities and grant making trusts predominantly around business
development, web 2.0 and entrepreneurship.