Suraiya Essof is a qualified teacher with ten years of experience teaching children. She has a particular interest in wellbeing and in helping people to find peace and fulfilment. She has a Business degree in Industrial Psychology, and a postgraduate in Education. Her passion for teaching, and love for books and trivia, has inspired her to host General knowledge quizzes and a Bookclub for Homeschool learners all over the world! Suraiya is also an entrepreneur and has founded a successful furniture retail business.
She has a passion for recreational activities to improve wellbeing, specifically kite flying. Suraiya has founded a global movement for peace, named Kites for Peace, where children attend kite making workshops and fly kites to learn how to manage their mental wellbeing through joyful activities. It includes aspects of environmental awareness and various societal issues, with the importance of kindness always at the forefront. She has represented her country in International Kite festivals.
Suraiya also leads a charity network of 150 charitable organisations, called the Zimbabwe Cares Network, promoting charity and volunteering as a means to find inner peace. She does cake decorating and photography as hobbies.
Suraiya’s Role Model is Imtiaz Sooliman founder of Gift of the Givers International. His leadership and selfless persona encourages others to also be selfless and give whenever there are global disasters. His humility, courage, resilience and determination are values to aspire to.