Since her young age, training and teaching were her passions. Today, Rheema Azema is the co-founder of the Developers Institute. This School’s mission is to deliver a unique way of learning to the youth.
Tell us about your professional background so far.
I am graduated from Heriott Watt University (MBA) and BA (Hospitality) from Bournemouth University. I worked in Education sector and a trainer, as courses and needs of industries evolve, and measured the importance of having qualified young professional in the digital technology in the tourism / hotel sector. To develop my knowledge further in this field, I worked for 3 years in a digital technological company specialized in hospitality software that marketed these tools until I realized that the economy, which is becoming more and more digital, will not need only users but also designers of these tools and as I am a trainer at heart and that is how I began my career and it is quite naturally that I co-founded a school to make relevant training courses more accessible so as to open doors to the youth and a promising industry. I am a woman entrepreneur and is a member of AMFCE, the association of women entrepreneurs. I am convinced that IT / Technology needs women as much as women need to be present in these professions of the future.
Have you always been interested in the field of training and education?
Ever since I was a child, I was passionate about teaching, I used to role play being a teacher at 8 years old. It is a fulfilling mission to be in training and education, one which evolves and never ends. It is a journey of challenges along with your students to accompany them until they wear success and professionalism.
When and why did you join the Developers Institute?
Developers Institute was born in Mauritius in 2021 to give a new turn to learning web development and programming skills. We felt the need of providing to the youth a learning experience, not too long, which matches their expectations, help them use their time wisely and what they enjoy, computing, programming, they can develop their own games or e-commerce website, start earning without having to invest their time and money in long term courses.
What more do you plan to bring to this area of education and training through the Developers Institute?
Trainings in different programming languages, we propose Python and Java now, but more languages will be proposed to match the needs of the market.
What is the next professional step for you?
The next professional step for us is to find more programming languages and develop them for the youth.
How do you think COVID-19 will forever change the field of education and vocational training?
COVID-19 has digitalized education, and this is very well adapted to the trends of today’s generation, it is for the better. Blended learning has emerged and is a new form of training.