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CEO Daphne (left) and her father, Alan (right), in Kenya in 2001

How it all started

As a 10-year-old I went with my father, Alan Pariser 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.

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CEO Daphne In Kenya at our second school Destiny Shaper Primary School in 2017


Ground Team

Our amazing team of volunteers makes the day-to-day operations and long-term operations possible.

 

DAPHNE PARISER

CEO and Founder

As a 10-year-old I went with my father to 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.

DAVID KASURA

Kenyan Country Manager

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.

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Betty Wang

Communications and Social Media

Having been volunteering at suburban China and rural Honduras, I know how precious and important education opportunities can be. While I, as a part of the younger generation, am enjoying the highly developed education system and the international curriculum in the U.S, I feel the obligation to let others also have the equal chance to get access to what I have experienced. People are all born with equal rights to get the best of themselves. Education does not simply means a degree but also a premise for a better healthcare system, limitless career choices, a more functional economy, and ultimately a better living standard. I join Humans for Education because I feel myself obliged to fill my passion and efforts into this of fantastic project of creating equal education opportunity and providing education sources for all humankind.

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Gabriela Margarita Avalos González 

Health Clinic Manager

When your purpose is to give a little of yourself the life will always return you to full hands. This experience wasn’t the exception, it was much more than I expected.We will never know how necessary our hands are if our eyes can not see beyond ourselves. Working with Humans for Education has been one of the best experiences of my life!

Cheney Xiaofei

WASH Intern

“Maybe I couldn’t help everyone survive, but I could, at least, save this one life.” - Tiana Warner. I always wanted to help people and trying my best to contribute to the world. Humans for Education gave me the opportunity to work on a project that saves people’s life. The organization provide help in such a different way by giving the local people education and help them to establish their own business. I hope my passion and skills will help them.

Roxy Dias

Communications and Social Media

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Every person should be granted an education and other necessary resources of survival. No one should be robbed of a childhood as they face the alternative of an education. No fourteen year old girl should be married off and have children. A boy half my age shouldn’t be working until his fingers bleed for cents an hour. No one should have to face these vulnerabilities due to the lack of an education. An education ensures a future for a person, and every child is entitled to this future. This organization is here to provide children in Africa with the life they deserve to live. I live a life in which my opportunities are limitless, and every child should have this opportunity at birth. After I read, I am Malala, my aspect on an education changed completely. Malala Yousafzai is a brave and brilliant advocate for education, who taught me the value of an education. I also have heard and read stories of other girls living in developing countries fighting for an education, and fighting for a life. I will never go through what these children have had to face, and I am eternally thankful for that. I am fully aware there are children begging God for a life like mine, which is why I must use this opportunity to change their future. If people such as Malala who’s life was threatened drove up the courage to continue fighting for the education of children everywhere, I know I am more than capable of making the same fight. Humans for Education is saving lives and changing the world. This is a golden opportunity to give people access to what they deserve, and serve others, and I hope to help with this mission with my talents, dedication and skills. It’s time to make the world a better place.


Teo En Qi

Grant Writer

While I was growing up in beautiful, urban Singapore, my mother always spoke about the orphanage she visited in Vietnam, or how her dream was to retire early and spend the rest of her life doing charity work. She instilled in me empathy, a deep passion for alleviating human suffering, and a desire to contribute to improving the lives of the less fortunate. The destinies of individuals should not be determined by something as arbitrary as the birth lottery. Access to quality education and healthcare gives people the greatest possibility to be assessed on their own merits and live their conception of a good life. We in developed countries have that chance. Everyone everywhere deserves that chance.

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Jeff Beard

Ph.D. Researcher, Rapid Diagnostics

Jeff joined the team to build a rapid diagnostic device that will function in low-tech clinics of remote Kenya. His work will be instrumental to providing diagnostic testing to low-income individuals.

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Stephanie Monticelli

MPH Researcher, Randomized Control Trials

I’ve always struggled with the idea that access to clean water, a quality education, and health care isn’t a fundamental human right. I believe that access to basic necessities shouldn’t be dependent on where you were born and that people all over the world have an obligation to help promote health everywhere. It’s always been my dream to help people by working to reduce health inequalities on a global scale, but didn’t know how to do that while still in school. When I heard about Humans for Education, I realized that I had the potential to enact change now. I joined Humans for Education because they understand the importance of communicating with the community and of directly asking the community what they need. Their programs empower schools to become self-sufficient and increase the opportunity for students to get an education to improve health and well-being. Joining Humans for Education is an incredible opportunity to share my passion for helping people in Africa and gain unique experience that I can take with me into my future work. As a PhD in Microbiology and a Masters in Public Health candidate, I hope that I can share my knowledge and skills to help support Humans for Education and further their cause. Now more than ever the world needs a helping hand, and i’m excited to reach out my hand and be on this journey with Humans for Education.


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Angie Menefee

Grant Writer

I wanted to join Humans for Education to help alleviate the burdens of poverty on families, and help schools become financially independent so that they can thrive. I admire how Humans for Education listens to community members’ thoughts and needs for their community, and collaborates on business strategies to ensure financial sustainability, quality education and healthcare for their schools and students. I love how Humans for Education lifts up community members’ voices and helps them lead themselves out of poverty, and I am incredibly enthusiastic to listen, learn and collaborate with our team to fulfill community members’ visions for their schools. I see the transformative effects of education and health in my daily life, and I am excited to work with and witness our partner communities and their bright children grow, prosper, and lead fulfilling lives.

 

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Senior Leadership

Our Board is developed to ensure that there are many different types of expertise to ensure our programs are run properly. 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
David Dressler

David Dressler
Co-founder and President of Tender Greens

Board Member

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Michele Liddle
Founder of The Perfect Granola

Advisory Board Member

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Sharon Napier
Chief Executive Officer of Partners + Napier

Advisory Board Member

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Jonathan Schwandt
President and CEO of Rehema Home

Advisory Board Member

 

 

Max Friedman
Co-founder and CEO of Givebutter

Advisory Board Member

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Chris Tarantino
CEO of Epicenter Media & Training

Advisory Board Member

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Ben Patrzalek
Axa-Advisor

Advisory Board Member

Chris Harris

Chris Harris
Accountant at RDHB

Advisory Board Member

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Kelly Mandarano
Founder and CEO of Sprout Growth

Advisor

 
 
 
 
 

Design Team

A group of inspired individuals that want to change the world through their art.

 

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