Regional Director Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Manal Sader
Dr. Manal has a masters and a PhD in Education psychology (Development Learning) and a Bachelor in Islamic studies. Manal is an approved trainer, assessor, a quality assurance manager, and a trained parenting coach and specialist. As part of the leadership team at Global Childhood Academy, Manal’s role is to ensure the relevance and applicability of our programs in the MENA region and to raise awareness about the importance of multi-stakeholder initiatives for serving young children. As the heart and mind of the Global Childhood Academy, Manal’s role is to make sure we truly are globally relevant, and useful to partners in helping them solve their challenges.
Operations & Communications Manager
A proactive, resourceful professional who not only has substantial administrative experience at a senior level, but also possesses a competitive spirit along with a strong desire to succeed, exceed goals and maximize opportunities. Zubina is an accredited internal quality assurance manager, she liaises with awarding bodies and local government regulators to ensure that programs meet local requirements and international best practices. Zubina has a Level 4 certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and practice, as well as Level 3 Award in Assessing competence in the work environment, Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, Master of Science MSc. Distributed System and Networks and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
Education Experience & Learning Designer
M.Ed., Early Childhood Director, educational consultant and advocate, Montessori teacher trainer. Her philosophy of education has been profoundly inspired by the teachings of Maria Montessori and the Reggio Emilia philosophies of education. Her work as has merged the true essence of the richness of Montessori education along with Reggio Emilia education principles. She teaches, trains and consults on Early Childhood Education, including documentation as an education and engagement tool; classroom environments; the joy and importance of art; teacher preparation; and community advocacy for early childhood education. Her expertise will guide courses, trainers, and organizations.
Digital Marketing & Learning Designer
Maria Bereket is an online digital marketing consultant and content strategist, a 20-year veteran of small business digital and social media marketing. She is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Content Creator; A Graphic Designer and eLearning Designer that helps educators to increase learning outcomes and engagement. Maria is a frequent speaker and trainer of the digital marketing process. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of early childhood education for a global child and works with schools, programs, teachers, and consultants to help them grow their programs and thought leadership. Her expertise can help to guide the marketing tools for organizations, businesses, and individual trainers.
Research Assistant | Communication
Partnerships & Customer Experience
Chantal has over 16 years of experience in the service industry. Chantal has been one of the key members of the team who helped launch the Global Childhood Academy – her technical expertise, along with her ‘get it done’ attitude makes her the perfect person to work with partners from around the world and help them launch their courses on the GCA platform. Chantal is also the founder of coaching and consulting businesses, where she specializes in advising and supporting women in business, health and wellness industries.
Finance & Management Partner
Dr. Tariq Esam Kashmiri
Results driven Leader with over 20 years of experience working both in the public and private sectors. He holds a doctorate in public sector leadership from Cardiff University, a master’s of science in business leadership, a second masters in architecture, and a bachelor’s of architecture. Tariq’s foundation as an architect adds to his hard working, highly analytical, and logical thinking character. Tariq is the founder of several businesses and charities, including a training academy for teachers, a quality rating program for childcare centers, and real estate investment companies. He held leadership positions in the Municipal government in the public sector, spearheading numerous transformational programs on local and regional levels. His particular interest areas are in social and child protection, emergency management, and strategic decision making.