feature: the heroines of trinidadian visual artist kalifa damani

July 7, 2015

Check out these badass illustrations from Caribbean visual artist Kalifa Damani. The illustrator (from Trinidad and Tobago) has been accepted to do her PhD in Education at Cambridge University and is now using her talent to raise funds for the course by drawing for hire (you can support her here via GoFundMe). With the PhD course, Damani will research on using Information and Communications Technology to empower Caribbean secondary school students. She tells us: “I hope to do this by exploring innovative ways of using technology in classrooms to increase academic, entrepreneurial and civic self-efficacy. My greatest aim with my research is to capitalize on the power of technology and social networking for reducing the privilege gap between the haves and the have-nots by both taking advantage of technology in teaching, and helping students to do so as well. I’d like the Caribbean to become more competitive internationally, and I believe that the way forward involves empowering our students to be leaders in the digital age.” See her work below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor