I am honoured to have been elected a Fellow of the RSA on the basis of the work I have been engaged with professionally and personally over the past few years. It is even more of an honour to join a highly respected society whose past and present members include Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee and is committed to finding innovative and practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Further to this, my election to the RSA falls in line with the goals of the Varkey GEMS Foundation in making a real impact on the teaching profession and the quality education-for-all agenda.
The RSA is an enlightenment organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and strong Fellowship, it “seeks to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world”.
Based in London and founded in 1754, the RSA was granted a Royal Charter in 1847 and the right to use the term Royal in its name by King Edward VII in 1908.
The RSA Fellowship is a network of people from a wide range of backgrounds, united by a desire to build a better society. The RSA supports Fellows in developing local networks and initiatives and through RSA Catalyst programme it provides money and expertise to Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a positive social impact.
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