“Paying-it-Forward in 35+ Countries and Planting”
SCHOOL BUILDING IN EL-SALVADOR
At the age of 15, Fundraised to build a school roof in El Salvador, then spearheaded basic amenities supply-drive like clothes and eye-wear for kids at my High-School.
RELIEF FUNDRAISERS - University of Ottawa
As the Spokesperson of ABSA at UofO, spearheaded multiple fundraiser dinners, events and peaceful marches for over 10.000 people in the following causes: 1. Breast Cancer Awareness Canada 2. Haiti Tsunami Relief 3. Lebanese Orphanages 4. Palestinian Refugees 5. The Arab Spring clothing and food drive 6. Rwandan Genocide
SCHOOL BUILDING IN RURAL NICARAGUA, Me to We/Free the Children - Managua, Nicaragua
Through GCELE, Me to We & Free the Children, worked on “Adopt a Village” project by building a school & playground atop the rural hills of El Trapiche while being immersed in the holistic and sustainable employment projects of Deaf communities and Fair Trade Coffee of “Cafe de las Sonrisas”.
PTTG: A 15,000 GREENING SUSTAINABILITY EVENT in 9 Countries & 15 Cities
Paint the Town Green: Organized a 15,000 greening sustainability volunteer run event in 9 Countries and 15 Cities - Canada, China, Panama, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Korea and Turkey. The largest event ever at the first college in Ontario, Centennial College. In honor of it’s 50th Anniversary, had the 3D Toronto Sign and CN Tower lit green in recognition of PTTG. The result of this initiative was a national premium award, 2 presidential awards and a letter of recognition from Premiere Justin Trudeau.
CHILDREN'S BOOK DONATION "NO PARROTS IN SPACE" (AUTHOR)
No Parrots in Space! A children’s book aimed to highlight ‘Representation on Television’ with an equity lens on color, religion, invisible illness and race. This initiative was inspired post the private function with the Prince William and Duchess Kate on Representation of Children on Television and YouTube. No Parrots in Space! Was featured at TIFF Bookstore in Toronto and gifted to Sick Kids Hospital & Children's Book Bank in Canada; Mi Primeria school in Mexico; and a rural school in Uganda. I was later invited to become an Inspirational Speaker across the TDSB (school districts in Toronto) on Financial Literacy and Success as a Refugee and Immigrant.
UNICEF STC WITH SOCIAL ORPHANS IN KAZAKHSTAN - Shymkent, Kazakhstan
In a meeting with the Official Presidential Representative, spearheaded the project of UNICEF STC working with Social Orphans through sustainable TOT Suitcase Training for local psychologists, teachers and NGOs. Kazakhstan ranks as the #1 country in children suicide marking this project as the first on-the-ground qualitative UNICEF project in the country.
YEMEN FUNDRAISER: WORLD'S LARGEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS - IRC, Toronto, Canada
With 80% of Yemen’s population, 29 million + in need of aid and over 53% children having experienced stunned growth due to malnutrition, a fundraiser of $3500 was raised by friends and family to support the IRC’s mission in Yemen.
COVID19 ONLINE FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER FOR ARTISTS - BachataFemmes, Global
100% of All profits went towards the support of 18 artists from 13 countries during Covid19: Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Egypt, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Ukraine, Colombia.
COMUNA 13 FOOD DRIVE - Santa Teresa, Medellin, Colombia
Honoured by the leader of Comuna 13, considered once one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in the world, in the launch of the very first food drive to the highest and poorest point in Medellin. The road is pure dirt and rocks and the walk is about an hour up and an hour down and only accesible by foot. Each participant carried between 10-40 kg of food bags.
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