Raymond Honu is a Content and Media Service provider based in Ghana. He is South African by birth and holds very strong roots in Ghana. He holds the position of Chief Creative Officer for an organization called the Soronko Academy, the brainchild of Regina Honu, a highly passionate social entrepreneur based in Ghana. Their primary focus is to empower young girls in West Africa through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Soronko Academy took flight in 2016 and is steadily growing as the very first Coding and Human Centered Design School in West Africa.
His experience in the South African TV and film industry as well as the Ghanaian TV industry along with his passion for kids content and animation has positioned Ray in a place that allows him to drive creativity into principles of education and innovation.
In Ray’s words:
“What we want to do is create a world of story that is based on truth and embellished with possibility. The way we teach should reflect the future, not the current. So that the students who go through our program are fully equipped with all the necessary means to affect meaningful change in their families and communities beyond.
Attending the 360° Virtual Reporter workshop was a huge step in the right direction as we learnt that the possibility of 360° video enabled us to see beyond the general scope of learning. As much as the standard format for video has stuck in our minds for so long, we are also subject to this in our education. 360° video gives us the option to explore that untapped territory, the space we knew that existed but had no real means to access. The potential for growth lies with in the ability to see beyond old constructs. I believe that 360° video is the catalyst for growth and has certainly opened our eyes wider than before. We will definitely be infusing 360° video into our future curriculums.”
A Space for New Learning
by Raymond Honu