**Rahael Koshy Jalan received her PhD in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.**

**She has over 25 years experience teaching mathematics to university students. She recognized that many students who entered university programs struggled with the basic concepts in math needed to successfully complete first year university level math courses.**

**Rahael’s efforts to provide a means for enabling students to succeed in Mathematics resulted in the creation of the ****“The Language of Mathematics” books and the “Math Yes We Can” program.**

**The success of students in the math program in Canada triggered its expansion to township students in South Africa.**

**Inspired by the success of the math program in Canada and South Africa, the expansion of the program to India was initiated in 2016.**