Speakers flier.jpg

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Global Inclusive Education Virtual Summer Camp is a unique event that is designed to bring all special needs educators across Nigeria and beyond for a time of networking, nurturing, grooming and empowerment. The event also seeks to mobilize educators, education professionals, related service providers as well as interested participants (parents inclusive) to a combined experiential event which is targeted at creating an enriching experience for all participants. The last edition in 2021 was held virtually and was attended by over 100 participants located in 8 countries across the globe. It was very successful as evidenced by available records of great feedback and comments from participants. This year’s edition is quite unique because besides the usual online Conference via Zoom and the physical month long summer camp for kids with or without disabilities (for only those in Abuja), there will also be the launching of a Fellowship program and presentation of awards. The summer camp is being offered to the public for a token fee that will support the logistics for the event. Click here to get details of the Kids Inclusive Summer Camp.

Watch highlights from the GIEVSC 2021

 

The scheduled dates for the GIEVSC 2022 are Thursday August 18, Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20, 2022.

 

FOCAL AREAS OF THE GIEVSC 2022 DISCUSSIONS

The discussions during the Summer Camp will focus on topics bordering on the following:

  • Improving curricula for inclusive education.

  • Putting the multidisciplinary approach in the spotlight.

  • Considering options for implementing inclusive education in schools with limited resources.

  • Prioritizing opportunities for authentic learning for persons with special needs.

  • Maximizing the use of learning outside the classroom for persons with special needs.

  • Supporting independent learning for students with special needs.

  • Enhancing digital skills for teachers of students with special needs.

  • Responses to the aftermath of COVID-19 in the field of special education.

  • Impacts on different categories of persons with disabilities.

  • Impacts on longer-term development of inclusive education.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Summer Camp are to:

 

  • Provide opportunities to network and learn from each other.

  • Promote professionalism.

  • Encourage the implementation of inclusive education in schools in Africa.

  • Seek alliance and resourceful collaboration.

  • Equip and empower participants with the required skills for engagement.

  • Boost the confidence of special educators.

  • Motivate and inspire each other especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 season.

  • Create a platform for sharing practical experiences, tools, and tips that can provide teachers and parents of children with special needs with crucial support in these times of uncertainty.

  • Promote independence in children with special education needs.

  • Encourage connection between children with special needs, their teachers, parents and their environment.

  • Keep educators, parents and individuals engaged intellectually.

  • Promote personal and professional development among general and special educators.

 

TIMINGS

 

The ONLINE sessions are scheduled to run daily from:

 

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM WAT (West African Time)

  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM MT (Mountain Time)

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Meantime)

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time)

 

The speakers will share relatable experiences, practical ideas, strategies and information that would be beneficial to policy makers, general and special needs educators, related professionals and parents of persons with special needs.

At the end of the Summer Camp, participants will walk away with valuable tips and practical lessons that will spur them in the direction of greater clarity and enable them better support their child or student with special needs.

Special Feature: The Africa Teachers & Parents Awards 2022

Click to Register & Nominate your
Favorite Teacher & or Parent Advocate

GIEVSC & Awards.jpg

Register now for the gievsc 2022 - Admission is free

CPD CERTIFICATE.jpeg

Distinguish yourself with a 10 hours accredited CPD certificate from the gievsc 2022 for a token fee

Here's The LINE-UP OF Speakers for the GIEVSC 2022

download.jpg

MR JIM HOGAN

Keynote Speaker - Location: United States

Jim Hogan, Vice President, Accessibility in Technology at Google, is an advocate for change and a strong representative of what is possible for people on the spectrum. A self-taught Computer Scientist at the age of 16, Jim found his passion for working in leadership positions in Corporate America. Throughout his career, he has engaged in advocacy and supported HR departments to better understand the needs of neurodiverse employees. Click to Read More>>>

Tiffany2-300x300.jpg

TIFFANY JAMES

Co-Convener - Location: United Kingdom

Tiffany James, Vice President of Nessy LLC America is a Certified Structured Language Teacher, Certified Reading Specialist, qualified Dyslexia Screener, and Dyslexia Specialist with 25 years of Kindergarten Teaching experience. Click to Read More>>>

Dr. Stephen Shore.jpg

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SHORE

Speaker - Location: United States

Professor Stephen Mark Shore is an autistic professor of special education at Adelphi University. He has written the books that include: College for Students with Disabilities, Understanding Autism for Dummies, Ask and Tell, and Beyond the Wall. Click to Read More>>>

Sigamoney Naicker.jpg

PROFESSOR SIGAMONEY NAICKER

Speaker - Location: South Africa

Sigamoney Naicker PhD (University of Western Cape) is extra-ordinary Professor at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town.

Sigamoney was also a National Commissioner on the Committee for Education Support Services appointed by the then President, Nelson Mandela to investigate the state of Special Education during South Africa’s transition to a democracy. He is currently Chief Director of Inclusive Education in the Western Cape Education Department. Click to Read More>>>

Princess Nwakego2.jpg

PRINCESS NWAKEGO IBRAHIM-PAM

Panelist - Location: Korea

Princess Nwakego Ibrahim - Pam is an Educationist, an employer, a trainer and an Administrator. She specializes in Early Childhood Education and Parental Involvement and she is also known for her tremendous work with the special needs children and their families. She is a known Speech Therapist around the world especially in Nigeria, The Netherlands and in Tunisia. Click to Read More>>>

Jessica Grono.jpg

JESSICA GRONO

Speaker - Location: United States

Jessica Grono works as a special education teacher in a secondary school setting. She also has life experience because she has cerebral palsy which impacts her speech and mobility. Inclusion has been a big aspect of her life and trying to figure out the best inclusion practices for her students.  Jessica served twice as Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania, plays wheelchair hockey and blogs on her life.  She is married and raising her daughter and son in Pennsylvania. Click to Read More>>>

Umar Syaroni.jpg

UMAR SYARONI

Panelist - Location: Indonesia

Umar is a proud Indonesian who holds a master's degree in Media and Communication (graduates as cum-laude) from Universitas Airlangga. He takes professional communication as his academic concentration as he works as a public relations practitioner and was awarded as Indonesia’s Icon of Public Relations in 2020. Born with a physical disability, Umar became a disability activist who spread awareness about equality and disability inclusion. He believes that sustainability can only be achieved when everyone is equal, so this passion led him to be selected in the 2022 United People Global Sustainability Leadership Program and later certified as a sustainability leader. Click to Read More >>>

Bukola Ayinde.jpg

BUKOLA AYINDE

Speaker - Location: Nigeria

Bukola Ayinde is the Founder of Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative under P4:13 Foundation. She is a lawyer, storyteller, a film producer, a disability inclusion advocate and a social entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Masters in Managerial Psychology. She started her career as a litigation lawyer before moving on to become a Training and Development Consultant. She also worked in Human Resources, Marketing and Legal department of the Nigerian banking industry.  Click to Read More>>>

Lanre Yusuf.jpg

OLANREWAJU YUSUF

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Olanrewaju Yusuf is a teacher, language and communications specialist and social development enthusiast. He has both Bachelors and Masters degrees in English Language and Literature and is also a TESOL certified ESL professional. His career as an educator spans over a decade and has seen him teach across the educational spectrum from Primary to Tertiary institutions. His 'Give Back Group', a volunteer-driven social development organization has touched more than 5,000 direct beneficiaries in its less than 3 years of operations.  Click to Read More>>>

Anuolulapo A.jpg

ANUOLUWAPO AKINGBEMILA

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Anuoluwapo is an enthusiast of quality education and equity, public policy and youth engagement. She is currently the Programs Coordinator at Adara Foundation where she is responsible for the financial literacy of Adara women. She worked as a Mathematics teacher and trainer with The Lifematics Centre, a Mathematics company focused on redefining Maths in Africa for 5 years where she was privileged to work with both special needs and neurotypical children. Click to Read More>>>

Basirat Shuaib.jpg

BASIRAT R. SHUAIB

Moderator - Location: Nigeria

Basirat Razaq-Shuaib is an inclusive education specialist, a children’s author, a social entrepreneur and a global speaker advancing the conversation on inclusive education in Nigeria. She is the Founder of The Winford Centre for Children and Women - a charity supporting children with developmental disabilities in Nigeria, and registered as a United Nations Global Compact partner organisation. She is also the CEO of The Winford Centre International- the premier provider of developmental and learning aids for children with special needs in Nigeria.  Click to Read More>>>

Tobi Ajayi.jpg

TOBILOBA AJAYI

Moderator - Location: Nigeria

Tobiloba has over 12 years experience working with various organisations in the Disability Management sector in different countries. She holds a degree in Law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. She also holds a Masters Degree in International Law. She started by working on Disability Policy  as a member of the Nigerian  Vision 20:20: 20 policy drafting team, and went on to work with various NGO’s in a quest to  improving the lives of persons with disabilities. Click to Read More>>>

Susie.jpg

SUSAN ILIYAN

MC - Location: Canada

Susan Iliyan, international television personality. She has worked in Media and Education in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Canada, the United States and Nigeria. Trilingual and exotic, she possesses a social sophistication that bridges all cultures and demographics. Click to Read More>>>

temple grandin.jpg

PROFESSOR TEMPLE GRANDIN

Speaker - Location: United States

Professor Mary Temple Grandin is an American scientist and animal behavourist. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. Click to Read More>>>

Prof Gudumbali.jpg

PROFESSOR IBRAHIM UMARA 

Speaker - Location: Nigeria

Professor Umara is a professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Former Head, Department of Political Science Coordinator peace Building, conflict Management and Development Studies, Center for Peace, Diplomatic and Development studies University of Maiduguri.
He is the Vice Chairman High power Committee on Sangaya Reform in Borno State. Click to Read More>>>

Screenshot 2022-05-18 at 15.22.14.png

PROFESSOR AMANDA KIRBY MBBS MRCGP PhD

Speaker - Location: United Kingdom

Amanda is the founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, a tech for good company that provides tools, training and consultancy in the area of neurodiversity and wellbeing

Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and an honorary professor at Cardiff University. Click to Read More>>>

Daisy Jonathan.jpg

DAISY JONATHAN 

Speaker - Location: Nigeria

Daisy Esohe Jonathan QBA, ACAS, BCCS is a Certified Educator  and Board-Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS), Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) and is certified as a Qualified Behaviour Analyst under the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (QABA) Credentialing Board with vast experience in using Applied Behaviour Analysis to assess, plan and implement programs for individuals with behaviour, learning and neuro-developmental challenges and disorders. Click to Read More>>>

Bolanle Adewole.jpg

BOLANLE ADEWOLE

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Bolanle Adewole is an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) and Behaviour Analyst. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Learning Place (TLP) Centre, the first full day school for children with Autism and other related developmental disorders on Lagos Island. She is also a certified Primary and Elementary Montessori practitioner and the Executive Director at The Learning Place Montessori School, Lekki, Lagos. Click to Read More>>>

Rasak Adekoya.jpg

RASAK ADEKOYA

Speaker - Location: Nigeria

Rasak Adekoya is a Disability Activist; Programme Development Advisor - West Africa at Sightsavers. He is a disability-inclusion and development specialist with one-decade professional experience, implementing projects in the media, private and international development sector. Through capacity building, system strengthening, policy influencing, advocacy and public awareness, he is empowering people with disabilities to have equal rights to education, livelihood, health and justice system across Africa. Click to Read More>>>

Patience Akande.jpg

PATIENCE AKANDE

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Patience Akande is a Spinal Cord Injury Survivor and a Special Needs and Dyslexia Educator with a certificate of training from Dyslexia Help Learning Academy. With her vast years of experience in teaching children; she has created a niche for herself in teaching children with specific learning difficulties. She has a certificate of training in Dyslexia from Nessy Learning, the award-winning U.S.A. based educational publisher that is best known as advocates for children with dyslexia around the world. Click to Read More>>>

Judy.jpeg

JUDY NZISA

Panelist - Location: Kenya

Judy Nzisa is an Educator and the Founder of Ardent Schools, Myles Autism Foundation Unit & Learning Support Center, Mwangi, Kenya.
Judy is a Kenyan Educator who holds a bachelors degree in Education, a qualified Early Childhood Development Educator and a Special Needs Educator as well. She runs an inclusive elementary school that accommodates learners with Autism, ADHD and Learning disabilities.
 Click to Read More>>>

LaToya Tekoa.jpg

LATOYA TEKOA

Speaker - Location: United States

.LaToya Tekoa is a Neurodevelopmental Specialist and an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS). She is the Founder and owner of Behaviorgenics, an agency in the United States for children and families with neurological disorders and those who suffer from brain injuries. LaToya is a certified K-12 Special Needs Educator. She has taught children on the autism spectrum, those with Emotional Behavior Disorder, and Moderate Intellectual Disability. Click to Read More>>>

Irene Bangwell.jpg

IRENE BANGWELL

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Irene Bangwell is an educator, and education consultant and a parenting coach. As an educator, Irene and her husband, Kingsley are the cofounders of The KNOSK N100-a-day Secondary School, Kuje. This is a private-public Secondary school designed for children from low income families. Click to Read More>>>

Charity Ibeabuchi.jpg

CHARITY IBEABUCHI

Panelist - Location: Nigeria

Charity Ibeabuchi is a seasoned woman of God, an astute educator and an IBCCES Certified Autism Specialist. She runs the Inspired Christian Learning Centre school in Lagos— an inclusive school that welcomes every child regardless of their disabilities. She is experienced and versed in handling children living with disabilities as she has and still handling her two sons living with Ataxia. Click to Read More>>>

Didi Idang.jpg

EDIDIONG IDANG

Moderator - Location: Nigeria

Edidiong Idang is a self discovery coach, inclusion and gender expert. An Administrator with expertise in Program Management in areas of Governance through legislation and support to Government Institutions, Gender, and Youth Development, Disability Inclusion, and Conflict and peacebuilding. She is an administrator by training, a seasoned facilitator on Leadership and Conflict Management, and a Self-discovery coach. Click to Read More>>>

Lola.jpg

LOLA ANEKE

Convener - Location: Nigeria

Lola Aneke, author, award winning educator with K-12 practicing license from North Carolina in the United States. She holds a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) Special and Inclusive Education from Meredith College, North Carolina. Founder/CEO C.A.D.E.T. Academy and Dewdrops Community Centre for Special Needs. Click to Read More>>>

Here's The Session Line-up FOR GIEVSC 2021