Chaste Niwe

Teacher

Chaste is a B2R Fellow and studied Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University. He is working as Prep Teacher in the Leadership Academy program, as well as contributing to ISOKO Institute. When he’s not sharing food with his family, friends and housemates, Chaste loves devouring all sorts of written material. He is passionate about designing sustainable systems, reimagining education, and understanding the underlying conditions that create a thriving economy.

ABOUT CHASTE

ONE THING I'VE LEARNED ?

It takes a LOT of work and restless determination to bring about any change. Always.

BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT ?

Never eat meat first

FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE, OR PIECE OF ART ?

Favorite books: The Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon; I Write what I like – Steve Biko; Say You’re One of Them – Uwem Akpan; Foe – J.M. Coetzee. 

Favorite movies: La Noire De… – Ousmane Sembene; Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarentino.

SOMEONE I ADMIRE ?

I’m still figuring this out. 

SOMETHING I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT ?

Alleviating all sorts of ‘unfreedoms’ i.e. all barriers to leading a thriving human existence.

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ?

In another life I would have wanted to be a chef and a DJ.