is the Program Manager of Kid2Kid. She is also responsible for
publications coordination for the Childcare
Health Program and program assistance for the Multiethnic
Education Program. She has over a decade of experience
in management, accounting, and computer technology including
web design/maintenance. Ms. Austin has written items on entertainment,
enterprise, and psychology/child care. Ms. Austin has a BA in
Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands,
a MA accreditation from the National Institute for the Clinical
Application of Behavioral Sciences and is a member of the Caribbean
Association for Women Entrepreneurs and the National Association
for Female Executives.
KENNETH JAFFE, M.A., J.D.,is
the Executive Director of ICRI. Ken oversees ICRI offices or
programs in the United States, Ghana, Chile, Nepal, Malaysia,
China, Argentina and South Africa as well as a network of ICRI
Field Representatives, consultants and advisors in 52 countries.
He is the author of numerous articles on international childcare
and management issues. He has assisted in the improvement or
establishment of more than 300 child care, child health and
child abuse prevention programs worldwide.
LISA RUTH SHULMAN, J.D.
serves as associate director of International Child Resource
Institute. She is responsible for Global
Healthy Child Care, a project designed to improve
the health and safety environments of children in care settings
around the world. Lisa was a former vice president of Child
Care Action Campaign (CCAC), a national non-profit organization
focused on affordable and accessible quality child care for
all families. She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and
received a B.S. in mass communications from Boston.
FREEMA DAVIS (HILLMAN)
is the Founder of Kid2Kid. She has a background as an educator
and has taught primary school in Montreal, San Francisco and
Kathmandu, Nepal. For the past 10 years Freema has served as
the education specialist for an International NGO, Educate the
Children (ETC), conducting teaching-training seminars in Nepal.
She helped ETC establish Nepal's first government kindergarten.
Under her guidance ETC has begun over 30 kindergarten programs
around the country and the Teacher Training Center for Joyful
Learning in Kathmandu. Freema continues to work with Kid2Kid
on a consult basis.
JANET MASSITE is
the Finance Manager at ICRI. Janet is also actively involved
as a project support staff assisting various directors in different
projects that relate to children, youth and women. Ms. Massite
currently sits on the board of the Drawbridge, an arts program
for homeless children. Ms. Massite holds a Bachelors Degree
in Business Administration and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
RUFARO KANGAI is
the Administrative Coordinator of ICRI. She has over five years
experience in the field of Office Administration and Communications.
She graduated with a BA in Broadcast and Electronic Communication
Arts from San Francisco State University. Rufaro has had the
opportunity to live in countries such as India, Zambia and Austria,
while her father worked as an Ambassador for the Zimbabwe government.
Rufaro volunteers as a HIV Prevention and Education counselor
for non profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.
Volunteers & Contributors
Kid2Kid is very grateful to the following friends and supporters
who have made our pilot projects possible: Bud &
Linda Davis, Gans Family Foundation, Marco Goodman Revocable
Child Resource Institute (ICRI), Patterson Family
Foundation, Jean Simpson & Threshold Spontaneous Funding
And thanks to volunteers:
Manuel Austin – Web Development:
Manuel is a high school student at Arbor Academy. He plans to
own his own video game production company after completing his
studies in video game designs. Manuel volunteered his skills
with design layout.
Justin Chin – Summer Intern:
Justin is completing his BA at Seattle University, majoring
in International Studies. He plans to be a teacher and hopes
to teach abroad in the near future. Justin's research, writing
and editing skills were a great asset to the development of
Lorraine Chao – Curriculum
Writer: Lorraine generously contributed her time and expertise
in early childhod education, developing several of the Kid2Kid
lesson plans for grades K-2.
Peter Kimani Kamau – Curriculum
writer: Peter offered his talents as a teacher iat a pilot school
and developed a Kid2Kid lesson for grades K-6. He is the brother
of the Program Director of ICRI Africa, Maggie Kamau.
Jeffrey Pierre – Web Development:
Jeffrey offered his valuable assistance in reviewing the website
and uncomplainly located photos for inclusion to the website.
He is a rock and rock musician, a video arts editor, producer
and director, and the father of a one.
Jean Simpson – Curriculum
writer: Jean was previously a special educator for the Oakland
school district. She has a masters degree in Special Education
and is an invaluable volunteer who proof-reads, edits and writes
UC Work Study students and volunteers
– Brandy Gamoning, Manisha Gupta, Bryant Yang,
Jennifer Mullee, Abigail Orellana, Betty Wang, Luke Sanders,
Sheena Simpson, Candace Neal, and Yasuhiro Higashi.
There are many ways to join us–as
an individual student,
class or group of children,
teacher or group
NGO, or a friend
Membership is free and available
to all teachers and group leaders. The benefits to you and your
students are substantial! Once you have explored our site please
take a moment to consider becoming a Kid2Kid member.
To become a member, you,
as the teacher or group leader, simply need to register
Registration is simple. You are registered
once you notify us by email that your group of students would
like to write letters and/or become involved with one of the
groups of kids listed on the site. By registering you help us
ensure that all Kid2Kid children are acknowledged.
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