WHO WE ARE
Wayne and Martha Cole married in June of 1969. As adult learners, as well as full-time parents to three young sons, each received their teaching degrees from the University of Western Ontario. Wayne’s teaching career lead him to teach Science and Math at the high school level and retired after 30 years plus of teaching. Martha’s teaching career began in adult education in Business and Computer training. After 10 years, she was assigned to Secondary Education; however during that time her entrepreneurial nature led her to promote a computer curriculum to train students from JK to Grade 12 how to use computers in the 21 Century. Her love for training adults, she developed training programs at her present school for persons of all ages JK to Seniors. She continued to teach and in the last 12 years of her education career she was in management along with supervising the computer technology program in a very upscale private school in London, ON.
A longtime admirer of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, these statements sums up beautifully why we were and in retirement continue to be educators:
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others”? - Martin Luther King Jr
As a result of COVID 19 in many parts of Africa, schools we volunteered at for 4 months of each year since 2014 have closed. Our hearts and prayers are still with these beautiful children who are in great need of education to overcome poverty.