MAKING POSITIVE IMPACT
EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGY - ACCESSIBILITY
Dr Nanthaporn J. Seributra, also known as Dr Prae, is an innovative educator, researcher, education technologist and change maker.
For over 15 years, she has been advocating to minimise the access gap to quality education. She firmly believes that everyone in this world has a right to access quality education. Since 14, Dr Prae has had the privilege to be educated in different learning contexts and cultures. With an educational background in various countries from Thailand to Australia, Switzerland and UK, Dr Prae aimed to use her global knowledge and expertise to elevate the quality of education for the younger generations.
Her mission is to make a difference in people’s lives through impactful education. She believes technology enables tremendous opportunity, makes education accessible for all learners, and pushes traditional boundaries to transform learning.
Dr Prae lives in Singapore and frequently travels around the region.
In her early career, Dr Prae was an early childhood teacher in an international school. In 2007, she joined "Starfish Country Home School Foundation", a non-government organisation in Thailand that operates Children's Homes, Learning Centre, scholarships and grants programmes as a Foundation Manager. She was also a School Principal of Starfish Country Home School, a Kindergarten and Primary school under the foundation's management.
In 2012, she founded "LifePrep Foundation" which operates education programmes for marginalised and migrant children in Thailand.
For three years, Dr Prae worked as an Education Development Executive for Apple Inc. in Thailand and Singapore. She is now the CEO of "Starfish Education", which aims to promote access to quality education in Thailand. It is a part of Firetree Trust, a private trust that exists to support work that creates long-term positive change in communities in Southeast Asia.
She is a founder of "Starfish Academy", a professional and skill development institute for educators and parents and "Starfish Labz", an online learning platform for parents, educators and learners to equip children with 21st-century skills in Thailand.
Her expertise is in strategic technology integration planning, focusing on educational leadership, curriculum development, technology pedagogy and instructional design based on local context. Dr Prae works extensively with educators on constructivist pedagogy, especially in Project Based Learning approach. She advises educators and consultants on education administration, technology integration, professional learning and accessibility.
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