A Family for Faru

By Stephen Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities.

The idea for Family for Faru came to author Anitha Rao-Robinson in 2016 when her daughter volunteered at a rhino orphanage in South Africa. Beautifully illustrated by Karen Patkau, Family for Faru shines a light on the plight of many rhinos in that country, the result of poaching.

Anitha is donating 40% of her royalties for the book to support several rhino charities.

Find out more about Anitha at https://anitharobinson.com
Learn more about Karen’s work at https://karenpatkau.com



Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.