Jens Naumann

Jens Naumann

Jens Naumann

Loyalist College

Social Service Worker, 2013

Development Project Administrator, Gems Field Private School CC

By the age of 20, Jens Naumann had lost his sight, forcing an abrupt lifestyle change as seemingly insurmountable challenges bombarded him while he raised nine children. He took part in developmental surgery, having an experimental vision system that used a computer and video camera connected to electrodes implanted in his brain. The short-lived success of this endeavour did not stop Naumann, who returned to school as a mature student. Post-graduation, he moved to Namibia, exploring the implementation of education, energy, and agriculture projects for the country’s future. This led to building a school, a self-initiated rural African humanitarian development project.