Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Team Members--Project Think Big Nepal

Lauren Yanks
Project Coordinator
Lauren Yanks is a children's advocate, journalist, and professor at the State University of New York. Over the past two years, Lauren has traveled to Nepal and taught specialized literacy and self-empowerment workshops to children rescued from slavery. The goal is to enhance these workshops through the use of technology.
Tauheed Khan
Tauheed is a Co-Founder and CEO of Children of Tomorrow. Tauheed brings passion to providing solutions to communities with large-scale educational challenges, a keen eye for providing measurable results to all stakeholders and the ability to provide deliverables that make a difference. Tauheed has an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Leicester Business School, UK, and an MSc in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida, US. He has been involved with many public sector organizations and has been an active member of corporate responsibility groups within each organization.

Irene DeVette
Irene is a graduate from Boston University with MSc. in Journalism. Currently based in Rotterdam, she is working as a freelance writer and web editor, focusing on culture and travel. Previous assignments include working with the UN Millennium Campaign in Rome and New York. She has been instrumental in starting the European operations of Children of Tomorrow. Irene works with CoT's various partners in Pakistan, Nepal, EU and the US to ensure proper communication is in place to work with the shareholders and media.

Taeka Haraguchi
Taeka is an assistant and coordinator for Children of Tomorrow. She has had experience in fundraising, as well as various humanitarian projects in India, the Philippines, and Thailand. As a recent college graduate with a degree in Political Science, she is interested in pursuing a career in the NGO and non-profit field. She has lived in Japan, New York City, Poland, and the UK.

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