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Mali Bain
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  • Vancouver, BC
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Subject area expertise
Grades 10 - 12 level: Social Studies, Leadership, Global Education
Grades 8 - 9: Business, Science, Social Studies
Middle school: Youth-at-risk
Grade level(s) taught
grades 4 to 6, grade 7, grade 8, grade 9, grade 10, grade 11, grade 12, post secondary, adult education
Present status
Certified/Licensed Educator
Language(s) you can instruct in
Number of years teaching experience
1 to 4
If you have done work internationally, where and in what capacity?
I have worked in several countries:
Kenya (2007, 2008) - setting up Rafiki Link and volunteer teaching
Kenya (2010, 2011) - leading Education Beyond Borders teams
Nigeria (2003-4) - CIDA internship through One Sky - capacity development with environmental organisations
Thailand (1999-2000) volunteer teaching at a rural public high school
If you are willing to volunteer, in what area(s):
curriculum development, workshop facilitation
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Ambition and Success: for the Chosen Few?


“Success is not for the chosen few” (signpost at Utumishi Academy, Gilgil)


This aphorism, and over twenty others, have been hand-painted in block letters and posted on individual 3-foot-high posts around the secondary school we are staying at a few hours from Nairobi. The signs are unique, eye-catching, and often humourous.


It is ironic that this sign is posted at an elite boys' boarding school, open only to male students who score in the top 5%…


Posted on July 30, 2011 at 4:48 — 2 Comments

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At 15:01 on December 4, 2009, Mali Bain said…
Hi all... does anyone know how I can modify the 'text box' part of this page? I'm still learning!
At 5:27 on September 21, 2008, Mali Bain said…
Alright folks, call me slow but I'm finally on this site for better or for worse!!
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