Updated: Dec 3, 2020
I recently came across an old article of mine on a (now defunct) blog I kept while I was at university. The article detailed how I got into teaching and at the end detailed some of my future goals and ambitions within education. A modified version appears on this blog as my story, and at the end of it I talk about what I intend to achieve long term.
I wrote that article in mid 2012, just over 8 years ago. And since then like most of us life decided to lay waste to my well-intentioned and noble ambitions and bless me with a whole bunch of other challenges requiring my more immediate attention.
My main ambition for the future at the time of writing was to open up my own school. But it wasn’t going to be your conventional school. I had grand visions in my head of something similar to Plato’s academy in ancient Greece and the school that Pythagoras founded and taught Mathematics and Philosophy, but that seed became deeply buried in the fertile soil of my mind and lay dormant and inactive for many years.
I have come a very long way since then and achieved some other truly incredible things which I am very proud of, many of which I never even saw possible at the time. Many of them are and will remain very dear and private to me, whilst others are more public which many of you will be familiar with.
It was only rediscovering that article recently, that that flame has been rekindled. And I am now in a position to make that happen! Today marks the 200th Anniversary of Marcus Mosiah Garveys Birth; a true national hero and a true source of inspiration to Jamaicans everywhere and the African diaspora the whole world over.
He once said "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots" and today it gives me great pleasure to formally announce the launch of our Soaring Stars Saturday School. Just like the black star line was created to facilitate the transportation of goods & people between worlds, we intend to help facilitate the transportation of information between our minds.
We run our classes every Saturday morning on Zoom and classes are free. You can find more information and book here,