Aug 13, 2018
Zoë Hector (nee Haws) founded social enterprise 'Talk Town' after she had worked as a teacher aide and saw deaf children left out of games on the playground. In this interview we talk about her own background and journey that has led to this initiative, what it was like to win the Entre start-up challenge in 2017 and her plans for the future. Zoe has a crowdfunding campaign at the moment - check it out in the link below.
Pledge me campaign page: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5688-talk-town-a-revolutionary-digital-game-for-young-deaf-people
From the website for Talk Town: "My name is Zoë. I grew up with a deaf sibling - but didn't realise how much this influenced me until I went to university to study psychology. My undergraduate degrees had a strong emphasis on child development and psycholinguistics.
I also studied NZSL. This lead to a student job as a teacher aide for Deaf children, and after graduation, as a researcher in universities in New Zealand and abroad. At the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, I ran the UK stream of an international study on Theory of Mind development in deaf toddlers."