Project Lead, Education
Kendra-Lee Heney is the Project Lead, Education for the Global Schools Program, which means that she oversees the Global Schools Advocate Program. Kendra is from Toronto, Canada. Her main interest is empowering children and youth with disabilities through quality education to ensure that they are actively included and involved in their local communities. Kendra has a Master’s degree in Children, Youth, and International Development from Brunel University in the United Kingdom as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Disability Studies from Western University in Canada. She has over 10 years of experience promoting inclusive education, both within the classroom as well as through non-profit organizations. She has worked with schools and education-based NGOs in Canada, the United Kingdom, Rwanda, and Uganda to promote inclusive curriculum, capacity building, and teacher training. She is currently working with Hope and Healing International as a Child Development Specialist where her portfolio includes oversight of Country Programs, the development of Child Safeguarding systems and the management of the organization’s Resilience Curriculum. Kendra is continuously impressed with all of the incredible global impact that our Advocates generate and has come to witness first hand through the Global Schools Program that Education truly is the most powerful weapon to change the world.