Born in Finland, raised in Senegal, educated and Finland and France, Satu Järvinen is a mixture of north and south. With over 15 years of experience in education innovation, development and research, she strives to create localised and scalable learning solutions that allow people to reach their highest personal potential and reach their dreams. From primary school children to working adults needing support in developing their careers and lives, Satu strives to bring joy of learning and a sense of positive direction to people within her reach. Satu is passionate about good coffee and loves to discover the riches and secrets this fantastic world of ours has to offer. Her guiding values in life are:
Satu’s company SkillSafari works to create successful careers through recognition and validation of skills with digital micro credentials. This innovative solution is based on years of experience working with skills development internationally and our dedication to create paths to good careers. So far the SkillSafari badging approach has been implemented in various countries to validate and develop the ICT skills of teachers. Next steps include to start the validation of more pedagogical skills of teachers but also open a new sector to validate entrepreneurial skills within the informal sector in Africa.