Born into poverty, sexual abuse and neglect, Jaz Ampaw-Farr believed that she was worthless. But five teachers disagreed, and together embedded an ambitious resilience that saved her from a life of prostitution, crime and drugs. Jaz has spent the rest of her life paying them back. Qualifying as a teacher in 1994, she is a respected literacy expert, consulted by governments worldwide. Jaz is also a TV presenter, media expert, speaker, coach, trainer and author of Because of You, This is Me.
You may know Jaz Ampaw-Farr from her famous TEDxNorwichED talk ‘The power of everyday heroes’ - or perhaps from when she was fired from The Apprentice for a particularly daring move. Jaz is a teacher who has taken her survival of childhood abuse, including sexual assault, and has become an unstoppable force of resilience, positivity and passion.