#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Rufaro Nyamuda

Dr. Rufaro Nyamuda, TEDxCapeTown

Dr. Rufaro Nyamuda is the founder and CEO of KeepSafe Schools, she considers herself a calculated risk-taker and concerns herself with the long-term sustainability of new healthcare and technology advancements. She’s taking to the TEDx stage to share her idea that children can and should be empowered to create safer schools. 

Rufaro is motivated by helping people from all walks of life, because of her background as a medical doctor and where she comes from. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cape Town, is a strong advocate for product development in African countries, and strongly believes that great potential exists in these emerging markets. 

Her number one reason for wanting to give a TEDx talk this year is because she has been empowered to use her voice and share her opinion, and has the privilege of having people listen to what she has to say. 


We asked Dr. Nyamuda a few questions by way of getting to know her better: 

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Confidence in knowing that the work I am doing is meaningful and adds value in the lives of many.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

I think about this question a lot - I would have two superpowers, one to go back in time and make a few changes, and the second would be to reach out my hand and beckon an object into my hand.

Any favourite TED/ TEDx talk? If so, please list it here

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability & a few others 

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a fox. They are known to be friendly, curious and loyal to their pack. Teamwork is paramount for survival.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

I would go to the future, and see what becomes of this world. Then I can always travel back to where we are now, and see what I need to do to make things better. 

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Obi-Wan Kenobi 

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Meryl Streep!