Meet the Team
President and Founder
As an 10-year-old I had the opportunity to visit Kenya on safari, but when I arrived I was shocked by the lack of available medical care and the normalcy of poverty that was all too familiar for these people. Privately, our tour guide would explain the shortfalls of the Kenyan government and expressed the importance of a good education. He showed me that my citizenship gives me a unique opportunity to have an effect on my own government and positively affect those outside of our borders. I believe that this influence and power to effect change lies within us and we have the freedom and ability to decide how we will use it.
Health and Sanitation Program Manager
As a Medical Anthropologist, it is my goal to improve health and wellness within diverse communities. Within my field we utilize the understanding of cultural influences, societal norms and environmental factors to not only understand the health of a community but also to improve it within the realm of that community’s culture. I feel so honored to be a part of Humans for Education to not only improve the health and wellness of the students and faculty but also helping to create and implement programs that the students can make their own! By giving them the tools and education about their health, they can take ownership of their bodies, community and environment.
My entire life can be marked by the schools I’ve attended and the countries I’ve lived in. I spent my childhood adapting to a constantly changing field, while following my mother around the world in support of her Navy career. It was a great pleasure to go to schools and meet teachers that the average American student wouldn’t meet and have the chance to experience a life totally unique to our way of life. It was through these experiences that I came to value education and the effect it can have. My own military career and subsequent university education helped me to develop my interests and hone my focus. I look forward to contributing to this organization’s good works and offering my assistance to the communities it touches.
As a preschool teacher, I believe that every child has the right to a quality education. It wasn’t until I began my Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in World Cultures, English, and Psychology that I started to realize that not every child has this right today. Humans For Education gives me an way to help give quality education opportunities to those in need. It also enables me to educate others about the lack of quality education and give them the tools to help. I am overjoyed to be part of this team and an organization that gives self-sustainable education to children!
Education is a powerful tool that strengthens communities and gives individuals the ability to choose the life they wish to lead. I have spent time volunteering in an orphanage outside of Nairobi and I was touched by beautiful spirit of the children there despite the lack of access to regular meals, shoes or other basic resources so many of us are accustomed to. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to assist in this organization as I truly believe that providing primary education to those who are impoverished is a key step in the pursuit of a better life.
Country Manager, Kenya
David has worked as a safari guide for over twenty years and has deep connections with many tribes across the Kenyan country. David has been working as a volunteer and as a concerned father with Mpopong Primary School for more than seven years. He understands the needs of the school, the students, and the staff. His close relationship with the village people and the staff at school provides an essential bridge to communication with the community.
Country Manager, Cameroon
I am a dynamic young man who likes farming, writing (has published two books), reading, kitchen science, walking and jogging, service in problem and troubled areas of my society, serving or working with underprivileged peoples and communities. I love justice, fair-play, simplicity, being an excellent and productive team player, hard work. I studied at Government Teacher Training College (G.T.T.C) Bangem where I obtained the Teacher’s Grade One Certificate. After teaching in a number of private primary schools in Douala, littoral Region of Cameroon for over six years and Children’s Reading Corner (C.R.C) Remedial Nursery and Primary School, Buea for 5 years, I continued studies in Educational Psychology from the University of Buea where I obtained the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with honors. I love to work with Humans for Education because, I like to serve underprivileged peoples and communities. I am interested in causes of school dropout and measures in making students stay in school. I see Humans for Education as a catalyst in realizing my aspirations in helping slow and special need learners in the society.
Founder and CEO of One Bead
I joined the advisory board with the hope that I could offer guidance and support based on my own nonprofit leadership experience. In all honestly though, the role has been mutually beneficial. Daphne and the entire Humans for Education team inspire my own growth as a young entrepreneur in many ways. Their work ethic and determination to make a difference is unparalleled. I am extremely excited to watch this organization grow and evolve over time!
President and CEO of Rehema Home
Education is the most important gift we can give the orphaned children under our care. Education is a powerful tool, one child at a time you can change the destiny of a family, village, and country. I am impressed with the work and mission of Humans For Education. Their self-sustainable model will empower many children for generations to come.
Co-Founder and President of Tender Greens
I'm so happy to serve on the Advisory Board of Humans for Education. It's a privilege to help young entrepreneurs succeed but it's particularly gratifying when they are building organizations of value for the greater good.
Co-Founder and CEO, Givebutter
My whole life I have taken education for granted. Daphne has really opened my eyes to the fact that in many parts of the world a quality education is hard if not impossible to come by. Education gives people opportunities they would never have otherwise, and is critical for communities to grow and develop. That is why I’m so grateful be a part of Humans for Education, and help every person receive the quality education they deserve.
Wealth management expert
As someone who has spent a large amount of time on his own education, I can personally attest to the long lasting rewards and freedom it can provide. A good education not only helps us all become self-sufficient, but also provides a strong value system that lasts a lifetime, contributing to more productive societies with less poverty throughout the world. After learning about the mission of Humans for Education and the team in place, it is my absolute pleasure to join as a Board Member to help translate the stated objectives into reality, one child at a time.
Leila de Bruyne
Founder and Executive Director, Flying Kites
In 2004, like any good liberal arts student, Leila traveled to Kenya to volunteer her time to teach orphans in the slums of Nairobi. She never found her orphans. In their place were children - bright, eager students who so badly wanted a chance to fight their own way out of poverty. It didn't take long for her to realize that children who sleep on the street and rely on volunteer-teachers often become teenagers who aren't able to carve out positive lives and build productive communities. The Flying Kites team set out to buy farmland in Kenya's Aberdares Mountains and build a preparatory school that could provide an exemplary education to some of the world's poorest children.
NFP Team Director and Accountant, RDHB
I believe non-profits are a vital part of our community and world. I aim to help non-profits use their financial information to more effectively run their operations and to better achieve their visions. I am excited to be a part of Humans for Education’s Advisory Board and to do what little I can to help them in their pursuit of a very worthy cause.
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Our mission is to give sustainable and quality education to all children. We have a lot of ambition and need big talent to realize our goals! Join our team and help change the children's lives.