Our Team

Message from the Founder

Hi, my name is Maylynn and I am a Canadian photographer based in Toronto. I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago but many people are just interested in knowing if I’m from China or Japan. Little did I know that this initial collision of race, ethnicity, media, and the negative stereotypes they so often come with, would shape my photographic journey and would take me into local schools and organizations on a mission.  

I’m excited that I get to work closely with my two kids, Kaia and Wyatt. I also get to use photography and technology to connect kids, crossing all cultural and economic borders, to help build a more compassionate world for not only my children but for their friends and their new friends, as well.

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Canadian Team

MAYLYNN QUAN director

KAIA QUAN-HEFFRON assistant director

ROSE KADY education team

ELLA KIRK education team

DR JOSEPH STEYR health and wellness

MICHELLE HEIGHINGTON health and wellness

BRENDAN BROWN secretary

RAHIMA QUAYE project leader

RASHIDAH QUAYE project leader

WYATT QUAN-HEFFRON project leader

ARIES CHEUNG design and development

SULLIVAN DYMENT research and development

HELEN QUAN research and development

Ugandan Team

ESTHER MIREMBE project director

HADIJJA NAMPIIMA UKC Women’s Group project director

DOREEN NANYONGA music and dance trainer

PIUS KIBERU music and dance trainer

ERIA SABAGALA project leader

MERVYN BALIKUDDEMBE art director

Dr CHRISTOPHER MBOWA health and wellness

ALICE NORAH research and development

JILL BAKEINE research and development

Our Mission and Goals

Break down negative gender, cultural and racial stereotypes

Build a world of compassion, kindness and human rights for all

Educate beyond textbooks and school walls

Kickstart sustainable micro-businesses

We have been Busy

5

Ongoing Causes

10

Partners

350

Kids Impacted

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY since 2012
5 ONGOING CAUSES
10 PARTNERS
350 KIDS IMPACTED