Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

|Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Meet Margaret Shuoro! A teacher at Ileret’s primary school. She became a teacher just a year ago but has already inspired many students.

Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Growing up Daasanach, Margaret experienced many difficulties. Battling through it all she became one of the few in her family to earn an education, going all the way to college. Throughout our stay in Ileret the Global Innovation crew has experienced the harsh gender roles of the Daasanach culture. Margaret recognizes this and aims to be a positive role model to all students, encouraging them to look past those roles. This goes beyond just inspiring girls, boys are shown that women can and should have equal opportunities through her actions as well.

In a quick interview we asked Margaret several questions:

Q: Why are you a teacher at Ileret?

I became a teacher because I want to teach my community because there are few women education wise.

Q: You came to teach here because you grew up here?

Yes, I was born in Ileret.

It was an honor meeting Margaret and we wish her the best of luck with her future career! The Global Innovation crew would also like to extend a warm thanks to all teachers at Ileret’s primary school for all of their help and hospitality.

By | 2018-06-20T13:19:55+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

About the Author:

Hi! I am Joseph Kocaj, the Teaching Assistant to the 2018 Global Innovation Field School. As an alumni of the 2017 Global Innovation Field School I will do my best to aid this year's students in finding sustainable solutions for our friends here in Ileret, the Daasanach. I could not be more excited to be back with the ever-inspiring professor, Rodrigo Peña, and five new faces. My work improving communities through engineering based methodologies began when I co-founded CentriSeed Innovations, an organization which juggles developing students and communities much like the Global Innovation Field School. I recently graduated from Stony Brook University and will be working under H2M architects + engineers as a Water Engineer after my stay in Kenya! I am truly excited to work with the year's students and hope to teach them as much as I know they will teach me.