Digitalization is heavily impacting our society. We are at a time when information in abundance is impacting and disrupting the way we learn. How do you imagine the perfect education? Is the traditional learning system good enough? Anastasiia-Lei chose to reshape her education and embrace digitalization to create her school of life: self-education through TED. She stands here today, to share with you a series of valuable lessons she has acquired by following this innovative learning scheme.
Anastasiia-Lei is 17 years old and was born in Russia. She has a multicultural background, as her father is Chinese and her mother is Russian. She spent her early childhood years in China, but when it was time to start school her parents decided that it would be better for her to move back to Russia. This is when she experienced her first adaptation in a different environment: she was 5 years old. When she was 15, she decided that she wanted to live alone, get an international education and contribute to the community. She went to France for a summer to become an international volunteer, then went to Finland, where she lived independently for a year. A year later she applied for a scholarship in a school in Switzerland, where she studies now.
Anastasiia-Lei is interested in science, especially astronomy as well as music and visual arts. The difficult times she faced since her young age made her passionate about TED Talks and the issue of discrimination based on age.