MY FRIEND JOANNA SMIEJKA - POLAND (AUTISM SPECTRUM EDUCATOR & WORLD PULSE DIGITAL CHANGE MAKER) VISITS DUBAI, UAE
On the 17th October 2017 my friend and World Pulse Digital Change Maker Joanna Smiejka came to visit me in Dubai and we celebrated Anti-Poverty Week 2017.
We had a great time and she thoroughly enjoyed her first visit to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. I hope there will be many more!!!
I think we are the only mentor and change maker who have physically met via the World Pulse Advanced Digital Program.
UPDATE MARCH 2018
Jo has recently established the first Austim Spectrum Centre.
Heartfelt Congratulations Jo...:)
I am grateful to Jo for recording these interviews in English, Polish and being a great sport at teaching me Polish and learning Urdu.
We hope you will enjoy them as much as we did recording them.
Joanna is a qualified lawyer, behavioural psychologist and Austim Spectrum educator and trainer.
I met Jo online while mentoring for the World Pulse Digital Change Maker Programme February to June 2017.
Joanna is passionate about teaching, travelling and photography.
She hopes to establish the first Austim Spectrum Centre in Warsaw Poland in the near future.
I wish her every happiness and success!
It was a pleasure having you stay with us Jo. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Late December 2016 I decided to apply as a World Pulse Change Maker. I sent my application and hoped for the best.
I received a message from the World Pulse team early January 2017 to inform me that I had been selected as a World Pulse Vision Mentor.
I was surprised by their message as I didn't believe I was qualified to mentor anyone.
I said ''YES!''
As they say, the rest is history.
JO is a ''TRUE INSPIRATION'' and would like to share her passion, her teaching to assist children with autism to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.
Unfortunately, autism is an area of education which is under resourced and under funded in her country.
Joanna spent 10 months working abroad with two organisation based in California, US and Wales UK specialising in autism.
To read more about Jo please click on the link below, Girls Compete, Women Empower and Beautiful Minds Inspire Blog.
Further Reading and Links