Our Team

This is our core administrative team. We have additional project management teammates in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea.

Maguette Diame, Co-Director Senegal

"Take time to understand why others are doing it differently - it is a big step towards tolerance, respect, and peace."

Emma Gietzen, Fair Trade Manager 


"Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” ~ Anna Lappe

Ousmane Kandji, Project Manager and Translator


"Our prime purpose of life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." ~Dalai Lama

Hamedine Kane, Environmental Director


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

~ Margaret Mead

 Ibrahim Kane, Co-Director USA and Multimedia Director



Nimsate Kane, Co-Director Senegal


"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is a beginning of reality." ~ Hèlder Pessoa Câmara, Brazilian Archbishop

Gora Mangane, Controller



Arlene Ory, Interpreter and Board Member 


"Travel is the best education in the world."

Deidre Schuetz, Co-Founder and Co-Director USA


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein

Teresa Welch, Editor and Board Member


"Never miss an opportunity to make God's love real in the world." ~ Rev. Dr. Gordon McClellan







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All funds raised by Lanyi Fan are received by Omprakash nonprofit organization and become the sole property of Omprakash which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to Lanyi Fan. Lanyi Fan makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by Omprakash for approval.