The visionary behind ‘Ripples’

‘Be the change, you want to see in the world’, is the thought that inspired Ms Afshan Jabeen to embarked on this journey of learning. She is a Professional Counselor, Montessorian, Trainer and a Dyslexia therapist. She has been active in the field of education for over 2 decades. She heads Ripples-Center for Enhanced Learning, a place where she brings new dimensions to learning.

After graduating from Osmania University; she completed her AMI (Association Montessori International) Montessori Diploma from Hyderabad. Her experience in Taraporewalla’s and Blooming Buds Montessori House of Children has given her an in-depth understanding of the physical, mental and emotional development of the child.

Ms. Jabeen's passion for special education inspired her to specialize in the field of dyslexia from Alpha to Omega Learning Center, Chennai and her year-long stay there, gave her valuable insights into dealing with children with learning difficulties. The need for counselling skills to reach out and help students, teachers and parents better, made her pursue one-year counselling course from St. Francis College, Hyderabad. She further upgraded and refined her counselling skills by doing M.Sc. Applied Psychology from Annamalai University. She has worked as a Consultant Counselling Psychologist in Glendale Academy International and has used Montessori, remedial and counselling skills to help children perform better.

Ms. Jabeen is also a certified Dyslexia Therapist who is trained to give dyslexia therapy to children and adults diagnosed with learning difficulties. She has pursued it from Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, USA headed by the trainer, Ms Sandra Dillon, in collaboration with its global partner, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) Mumbai. The course is accredited by International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

She has spoken on various aspects of education for over a decade in International Conferences, Workshops and Educational Outreach Programmes. She is also the force behind the formation of ‘I Read foundation’ a non-profit organization and actively works towards their motto ‘Learn to Read and Read to Learn’.

Ms. Jabeen strongly believes that we all have inherent potential to be the best and the secret of getting ahead in life is getting started!