who we are
Over the past three decades our team of education leaders, education strategists, and business experts have been at the forefront of K-12 & workforce transformation across the world. Our portfolio of work includes rolling out digital learning across rural regions in South Asia, leading the digital transformation of the world’s largest education service provider, scaling teacher professional development solutions in premium as well as low-cost and public school, and building a curricula of change in Rio’s Favelas & Greece’s refugee camps.
Our mission as a company is to ensure the accessibility of high quality learning solutions, systems and policies across diverse learning settings. We believe that every child, student, and adult deserves access to opportunities that empower their learning.
Subject matter experts
Joy Buckner is a “joy” in name and spirit and holds a true passion for all things literacy, coaching and teacher development. She is a catalyst for moving people beyond their fears to better their practice. A native of Denver Colorado, Joy has served communities in the USA and UAE as a Teacher, Literacy Specialist and Reading Interventionist, Instructional Coach, Director of Teaching & Learning and EdTech Executive. She is thrilled to now bring her diverse experience to Mirai Partners as an Associate. Joy develops the individuals she is working with to reach their highest potential. Essentially, she is a lifelong learner, coach, trainer and lecturer that brings the sunshine back into learning and growing. Joy is an avid reader, a self-proclaimed chatty Kathy, chocolate lover and foodie who loves to Travel.
Baldish Nijjar (Baz)
Baz has been recognised for his innovative approach to solving educational and real-world needs and has successfully embedded many successful whole-school solutions. Baz successfully launched the Centre of Excellence at FPS and also the ground-breaking partnership with Siemens under the KHDA Rahhal 10X programme, making it the lead school in this region for industry links integrated within education. Baz is the co-founder of the ‘Drones for Education’ initiative, which enables students to access real-world, current and future skills. He holds digital accreditation from Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. His research interests include award-winning blended learning models using asynchronous and synchronous methods, innovation in the effective use of digital devices, industry and education collaborations including qualifications and internships.
Baz believes that education should always look to integrate real-world and industry needs to better prepare our children for the future.
Salsabil Sami worked as an Arabic teacher for ten years, then leader for development and scientific research team at her school for 4 years. Salsabil relies in her work on the necessity of developing the teacher's scientific research skills and using the results of those research to provide and rich distance learning experience. She has a master's degree in curricula and methods of teaching in Arabic language, as well as a diploma in curriculum design. Sasabil is a traveler, she wants to know more about peoples' cultures and enriches the teaching and learning experience with her adventures.
Helen Loxston-Baker brings a passion for digitally supported teaching and learning to her work as an Associate with Mirai Partners. Helen has lived and worked in the UAE for almost 10 years as the Head of Teaching, Learning and Innovation at GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis and as a master trainer across the GEMS network supporting UK, American, CBSE, and IB schools. Helen is a Microsoft Fellow and MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert) and former summer faculty at Harvard Project Zero. Helen deftly balances theory and practice in her training and ensures that everyone leaves with ideas they can implement right away. Helen is a Mum to a very energetic two year old daughter who keeps her on her toes and makes sure every day is full of new learning and joy
A competent and dynamic professional offering over 5 years of experience in System Management and Maintenance, Monitoring ICT Networks, IT Support, IT Operations and IT inventory Management ensuring best in class performance. Highly self-motivated personal with team player.
Tonie shares her passion for quality work and attention to details. She brings her experience and learning from more than 12 years in the BPO industry. Her competency is the accumulation of exposure in customer service and quality assurance through phone support, email support, chat support, and quality assurance. With her commitment and dedication, Tonie ensures the smooth flow of work and communication.
Hanny Mulugeta Semere
Hanny Semere is a young entrepreneur that is dedicated to creating social impact and reducing inequality through disruptive business. Driven by her passion for sustainable entrepreneurship, Hanny co-founded a social start-up called ‘Enpov’ that aims to “harness the power of mobile for development to connect farmers in rural Ethiopia & SSA to on-demand transportation, allowing better access to markets.” As an advocate of female empowerment, youth engagement and leadership as well as social imapct, Hanny has also been invited to speak to world leaders including the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brudtland, the current Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Loekke and the former President of Ethiopia, H.E. Dr. Mulatu Teshome. Currently, she is a subject matter expert on Ethiopia with Mirai and a strategy consultant.
Jamiu Idowu Esho
Jamiu Idowu is an entrepreneur and a researcher with interest in IT, Education and Innovation. He started his career as a civil engineer that helped to build earth dams for irrigation in Northern Nigeria. He then moved on to work on research projects to build education strategies for Governments in the Middle East and Africa. Jamiu is passionate about human capital development in Africa and has executed several education projects including Project Kawefunmi, a digital basic literacy project sponsored by the US Consulate in Nigeria. He has experience working on projects in FinTech, e-Learning, Construction and Civil Engineering, Innovation, and Data Analytics.
Jamiu enjoys research and technical writing and can serve as a bridge between technology and its users. He is currently the Country Manager of the HP IDEA Program in Nigeria
We guide the transformation of public and private schools, school systems, and corporate capability development. We bring our unique expertise at the intersection of technology, learning and leadership to providing digitally enabled solutions for sustainable, high-impact change.