A word from Sebastien and Caroline Breteau
A word from Sebastien and Caroline Breteau
After love, sharing knowledge and skills is the very essence of humanity.
We believe in a world in which all children and adults, women and men learn from each other and see learning as a lifelong process. And in doing so elevate their spirit to reach their full potential.
Sadly, education is the one major area of our lives that has not evolved at the same pace as other social systems.
For us, ensuring that children all over the world benefit from high quality education is critical and we wholeheartedly believe that education has no borders or age range.
This may sound ambitious, but we are convinced that the clever integration of digital technology in classrooms led by confident and passionate teachers, will bring us ever closer to achieving this and yield tangible and measurable results on a global scale.
At the Breteau Foundation, we are committed to making this happen.
We improve academic engagement of disadvantaged children worldwide by empowering primary school teachers through digital technology and training.
Sustainability is one of our leading priorities. We ensure that our approaches are providing long-term solutions to education challenges and are capable of being sustained by our partners and local populations.
We seek to measure the impacts of our work to maximize the effectiveness of our actions and to learn and improve from the results.
We collaborate with governments, partners, communities, parents and children. We seek others’ input and we share what we know.
Guided by the drive to bring people together through education, we harness the power of technology to spotlight and diffuse successful initiatives worldwide.
We believe that every person deserves a chance to access a quality education and reach his or her full potential. We are dedicated to making this a reality for individuals around the world.
Sebastien founded the Breteau Foundation with a vision that it was absolutely possible today to bring the best available digital education tools to the world’s disadvantaged children.
Caroline’s peripatetic travels have taken her
across the globe, from training teenagers in
Northern India and raising funds for women in
post-conflict zones to working within the world of
fashion in London and Paris
Her passions lie in bringing access to fun education and play to young children most in need, especially to those who are displaced. She is overjoyed to be working towards bringing the Breteau Foundation education tablets into the hands of displaced children in both Lebanon and Jordan.
Emma is the Foundation’s General Manager
responsible for implementing the Foundation’s strategy and leads our global education program.
She guides our technological innovation and ensures the efficient running of the Foundation necessary for success on the ground with learners and teachers. She brings to the Foundation a wealth of experience in education and technology.
Emma has previously worked for 6 years as an Education Consultant in a wide range of schools throughout the UK and she is an expert in the strategic, operational and technical implementation of whole school education technology solutions.
Previous to this Emma was a teacher for 6 years in secondary schools in Australia and the UK championing the use of technology in the classroom. Emma has a Bachelor of Education and a BA in Geographical Science and English at the University of Queensland.
Hannah is the Operations Manager at the Breteau Foundation ensuring the smooth and efficient running of our operations globally. A qualified primary school teacher, Hannah has worked in both the school and charity sector implementing education programmes in the area of Global Citizenship. Hannah is passionate about the provision of quality education in low-resource and emergency contexts, working with disadvantaged communities in both the UK and abroad and has implemented research in refugee contexts, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis. Hannah has a Masters in Education and International Development from UCL’s IOE, specialising in Education in Emergencies. She also has a PGCE in primary education and a BA in History and Politics.
A qualified primary school teacher, Hannah has worked in both the school and charity sector implementing education programmes in the area of Global Citizenship. Hannah is passionate about the provision of quality education in low-resource and emergency contexts, working with disadvantaged communities in both the UK and abroad and has implemented research in refugee contexts, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis. Hannah has a Masters in Education and International Development from UCL’s IOE, specialising in Education in Emergencies. She also has a PGCE in primary education and a BA in History and Politics.
As Program Manager for Colombia, Yhira is
focused on the successful implementation
of the Foundation’s mission in the region.
Driven by her passion for knowledge, she has
constantly advocated for social change
through education. Yhira worked as a teacher
for children and adults right before starting her
career in national and international NGO’s as a
consultant and facilitator of learning environments focused on vulnerable populations.
Yhira holds an MA in Lifelong Learning Policy and
Management from the Department of Education
of Arhus University in Copenhagen and a BA in
Languages and Sociocultural Studies from the
University of Los Andes in Bogota.
Mona is passionately driven by her belief
that every single child in the world
deserves a high-quality education.
She is responsible for teacher training and
classroom technology implementation in
our South African schools. She herself has been
a teacher and school principal for the first
14 years of her career working both in the
primary school and high school context in
the United States and South Africa.
Mona holds a Master’s degree in Math and Science Education and United States National Board Certification.
Thandekile is the Education Assistant
in the South African program. She is
responsible for teacher training and
technology implementation in schools.
Her passion lies in empowering teachers and
learners with tools that will begin the path of
bridging the literacy gap.
She comes with a wide range of experience in
working with local schools and NGOs as an
Education Consultant and formerly a teacher.
Thandekile holds an Honours Degree in
Learning from the University of Pretoria.
Jessica is the Education Assistant for
Colombia, she is in charge of supporting the
Breteau Foundation’s program in the region.
She has worked as a classroom teacher for
eight years for the International
Baccalaureate (IB) school program. Thanks
to her knowledge of the English language she
has been able to work in several IB schools
in Bogota and other education programs
linked to artistic expressions.
She has been trained in the use of e-learning
strategies for educational purposes guiding her students to learn in a fun way whilst they get familiarized with the school curricula. She studied Literature at the National University of Colombia and has a Masters degree in Contemporary Culture, Art Institutions and Cultural Management.