Teach A Man To Fish | CEO & Founder - Teach A Man To Fish | United Kingdom
I have committed myself full time to changing the world through education - one school at a time!
Paraguay. It's where our first Teach A Man To Fish school is, and where I realized how important it was for regular in-school education to teach young people about making money if they were ever going to escape poverty.
Improvements in access to, and quality of education across the developing world.
The children of today are the wealth creators and leaders of tomorrow. They need the skills, knowledge and values to improve their own position, and their societies. School is the place to learn these things.
But at the moment, for millions of young people across the developing world, it's just not happening.
Nik Kafka is the founding director of Teach A Man To Fish, an international non-profit organization supporting schools across the developing world to use enterprise initiatives as means of improving their financial sustainability and broadening access for the poorest children to a quality education.
Leaving a successful banking career in the City of London for a local microfinance institution in Paraguay, Nik discovered an innovative school aiming not only to teach the poor how to become rural entrepreneurs, but to do so as a self-financing social enterprise.
Having helped transform this school into a replicable model, and realising the huge potential for funding education through enterprise rather than charity, he returned to the UK to found Teach A Man To Fish - whose members network now numbers over 1,200 education institutions and experts in more than 100 countries.
Outside of the field of education, Nik is committed to supporting social change more broadly and is currently a trustee of BOND, the leading network of UK non-profit organizations working in international development.
He holds a first-class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, a Masters degree in International Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, as well as professional qualifications in finance.
In 2009 he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.