Dr Marlena Kruger is the founder of MindUnique Education Pty (Ltd).
The TechnoLife Wise Foundation is a non-profit organisation aiming to raise awareness among young children, teenagers, parents, caregivers, men and women of all ages, and employers and employees of the dangers of technology addiction.
Through workshops, talks, coaching, and online programmes, we train individuals and communities to make smart screen and techno-life choices. Our goal is to help society use technology wisely and to our advantage whilst living a full and happy life.
Dr Marlena Kruger, founder, is passionate about joyful and purposeful living. She believes that the overuse of digital devices and internet addiction pose a real threat to humanity. If we don’t balance technology and real life, we will lose our humanness.
In Marlena’s career as leader, manager and educator with various tertiary institutions spanning 25 years, she became aware of how internet and social media addiction can destroy lives. She also studied the damaging and detrimental effects that technology has on our mind, body and spirit – from toddlers to adults.
She also developed an educational DVD, focusing on the neuroscientific and educational facts and figures of the impact of the misuse of technology on our bodies, minds, and spirit @home, @school/varsity and @work.
Marlena also conceptualised and published two educational children books (available in Afrikaans and English) to sow the seeds of not overusing technology such as TV screens and play stations. In these entertaining and interactive books, she encourages outside play and enjoying nature while learning using our senses and body, whether in formal or informal settings.
Testimonial SAHETI Pre-Primary and Playschool PTA
Thank you so much for this educational talk. Every parent left feeling like they all needed to make changes in their children’s life. I look forward to supporting the Grade 8 challenge.Chairperson: SAHETI Pre-Primary and Playschool PTA
Testimonial Tshwane University of Technology
We were thrilled to have Marlena as guest speaker at our annual Radiography Prize giving event. Her presentation contributed to the success of this prestigious event! What a wonderful person – her presentation was absolutely professional, exciting and so informative. The examples utilised are applicable to real-life and relatable to current situations. She had an impact on the audience (young and old) and has given them food for thought…and many are requesting her return! I would highly recommend Marlena to any school or organisation.Dr Marié van der Watt, Senior Lecturer
Testimonial Unika Preprimêr
Baie dankie! Dit was baie insiggewend! Ons waardeer jou insette!Wilma Steinman en personeel
Testimonial Fontainebleau pre-primêr
Baie dankie vir 'n baie informatiewe en broodnodige praatjie aan ons ouers en onderwyseresse. Ons waardeer die tyd en insette om hierdie feite op so 'n geselstrant aan ons oor te dra. Nogmaals baie dankie!Cecile Hattingh (Prinsipaal), personeel en ouers