Adam El Rafey

Year 5 Student

JESS Ranches

A gifted and social 9 year old with an insatiable appetite for learning. One of the youngest speakers ever at a TEDx event, Adam is trying to reform the current education system to enable it to better cater for his generation. Additionally, he strongly believes that decisions should be based on ability and not age and is determined to break down barriers. Although currently enrolled in Year 4, Adam also successfully attends courses in secondary school. Studying robotics from age 4, he’s competed 13 KHDA certified courses to date. Musically inclined with perfect pitch, he’s also a quadruple medalist at the 2018 Olympiads. Adam is passionate about physics, chemistry, A.I. and all things Minecraft!



26 February 2020 | 13:45 - 13:55 | Why do we put a minimum age on learning? It's time to join the #abilitynotage movement!

What if we reimagined education...removed the constraints of an age/grade based learning curriculum, innovated using technology and AI to really personalize learning,  replaced standardized tests with project and skill based learning, and actively engaged companies to prepare us kids for the skills we need to be successful in the future? My name is Adam El Rafey. I'm 9 years old...and I"m on a mission to reimagine the future of education to better serve my generation and those to come! Join me as I share my perspective on the current education system from the "consumer's" point of view....asking questions as to "why"...and more importantly "why not?"