We are excited to welcome Eddie Erasmus to Chailey Heritage Foundation as our new Head of Technology. We are passionate about giving young people opportunities to use and explore technology, and Eddie brings a wealth of experience to the role and desire to help us achieve our long-term vision for technology.
On joining Chailey Eddie says, “I am excited to be part of the Chailey Heritage team and I look forward to getting to know everyone and working with them to develop services that will help the young people to achieve their best and live full and happy lives.”
Eddie started his career as a teacher in South Africa at a very similar organisation to Chailey Heritage Foundation where he worked as a teacher in IT. He went on to provide IT in education, health, and residential care organisations, where he helped build and realise their technology ambitions. He has also delivered consultancy projects for charities including digital transformation and a new building project.
At Chailey Heritage Foundation, technology helps young people explore and create in ways that allow freedoms most of us take for granted, for example the eye gaze technology which registers eye movements to make selections on screen. Eddie is passionate about this and says, “There are so many opportunities for technology to provide significant support for young people. This is my favourite area of technology as it can be so uplifting to see the impact your work can have on helping others to achieve.”
Technology is enriching the lives of young people at Chailey, and we look forward to welcoming Eddie to continue this great work and help us realise our future ambitions.