Dr. Taddy Blecher is a pioneer in the free higher education movement in South Africa.Dr. Blecher is among the faculty and experts at SingularityU South Africa who have taken an interest in exponential education. He is executive director of the Maharishi Institute and the Imvula Empowerment Trust. He is a pioneer in the free higher education movement in South Africa and has been involved in the formation of six open access higher education institutions. He is a co-founder, along with Sir Richard Branson, of the Branson Center for Entrepreneurship.He is a Global Leader of Tomorrow from the World Economic Forum and Young Global Leader of the World. He is co-founder of Tendrel, a global organization present in 30 countries that supports social entrepreneurs. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and is passionate about spreading the consciousness-based approach to education that develops the potential of every student.