Sara Hassan

Education Program Officer, TakingITGlobal
Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu
  • Last Login : Jun 30, 2023

About Me

My name is Sara Hassan. I'm a teacher and also work with the TIGed program at TakingITGlobal. I joined the team in 2011, and have worked across a variety of environmental ( and global education programs ( Since 2012, I have also been working to support educators worldwide to further integrate student voice in education ( and have been lucky to learn from aspiring social innovators by facilitating the Sprout eCourse ( and the Sprout Ideas Camps in 2014 (

A little about me:

My family is from Pakistan but immigrated to Canada in the early 1980s. I love school and keep going back! I have a BA from York University in International Development Studies and an MA from McMaster University in Globalization Studies with a focus on global citizenship education. More recently, I completed my B.Ed from the University of Toronto, qualifying in Primary/Junior and Aboriginal education.

I have a bit of a travel bug. I lived in Switzerland during my last few years of high school and have spent a few years working on international development projects in Guyana (youth development and capacity-building), Honduras (HIV/AIDS education) and Tanzania (early childhood development and youth employment).

I look forward to getting to know you all!

  • My Interests
    Child & Youth Rights, Climate Change, Freedom of Expression, Global Citizenship, Global Education, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Informal/Experiential Learning, Neocolonialism & Imperialism, Political Thought, Poverty