Sophia Mirzayee | Ottawa/Nepan, Ontario
Sophia Mirzayee’s lived experiences as a first generation Afghan-Canadian have instilled in her, a strong commitment to human rights, activism, youth empowerment, and education.
She is most passionate about SDG goal 4.7 which focuses on using education as a means for imparting onto all people, the knowledge, and skills necessary for achieving a more equitable and sustainable future. In line with this goal, her recent graduate research focuses on how partnerships between NGOs and schools can enrich global citizenship education.
She is an avid meditator, tea-drinker, book lover, and enjoys playing basketball and connecting with other people.
About the Spur Change National Conference 2021
The SPUR Change conference brought together SMOs, youth, activists, and educators from across Canada for three days of learning, knowledge exchange, and engagement. It offered a wide range of sessions specific to SMOs (e.g., ethical public engagement) and educators (e.g., GCE in the classroom), and also provided many opportunities for partnership building given that there is a need for greater cooperation between schools and NGOs in order to achieve the goals associated with global social justice.
On April 30, Sophie hosted a webinar on Global Citizenship Education to discuss:
- How can GCE be effectively delivered?
- How can partnerships between schools and #SMOs enrich GCE?
- and, digital tools that can help with remote delivery of GCE.