Corrin Varady

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Varady with this team in Johannesburg
Jonathan Okwir and Varady featured on the Foxtel/Netflix documentary "Road to Freedom Peak"

Corrin Varady is an author and Edtech entrepreneur.[1]

Varady founded a digital education company, IDEA Digital Education in 2014.[2]

Education[edit]

Varady holds two masters degrees (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi/University of New South Wales and the London School of Economics) with First Class Honours and a PhD at the London School of Economics.[3] Varady's first book published by Palgrave Macmillan is titled 'Vigorous Self Defense' and challenges the use of military force in peacekeeping in the Middle East.[4] He has also written for the Huffington Post, USA.[5]

Career[edit]

IDEA Digital Education[edit]

Varady founded IDEA Digital Education to create and deliver STEM fields digital education content to primary and secondary students across Africa and the Middle East. The Company currently has 127 workers across 6 countries and the IDEA suite of products has over 600 curriculum topics for students aligned to the national syllabuses in South and East Africa.[6] IDEA launched the AR500 program to bring Augmented Reality science experiments to students. In October 2017, IDEA AI began research on how to maximise the impact of Artificial Intelligence on educational content.[7][8]

World Youth Education Trust[edit]

Corrin founded the World Youth Education Trust (WYET), registered in the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Uganda and Australia which supports the education of students across East Africa and aims to reintegrate former child soldiers back into their communities.[9] Varady established an education and counselling centre for former child soldiers in the Otuke District; a boarding house for over 200 students; and provides education sponsorships for students across East Africa. WYET has also built the WYET Ngunini Education Centre focusing on Numeracy and Literacy development for Maasai students in Northern Tanzania.

Previously, Varady produced the international documentary, "The Road to Freedom Peak",[10] a journey between himself and a WYET-sponsored former child soldier riding their bicycles across Uganda and Tanzania, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro together and ending with a meeting with Prince Phillip in London.[11] The documentary was directed by filmmaker Max Pugh[12] and narrated by Djimon Hounsou. It was received with critical acclaim.[13] The documentary aired on Foxtel's Bio Channel and Netflix globally.[14]

Awards and Honours[edit]

Varady was selected to present at the global tech summit called RISE, in Hong Kong in July 2018, where he delivered IDEA Digital Education's global growth strategy.[15]

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