Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2003


For Botswana, Africa:

It was towards end of 2003 that actress Kelly Hu introduced me via email to Trevor Mwamba.  He would become the Anglican Bishop of Botswana in 2005.  I started R&D to find out more about the Church in Africa and specifically its role in terms of development for a possible documentary. After my initial meeting in July 2005 with Rt. Rev Trevor Mwamba, I continued R&D to help plan 2 projects for the benefit of the disadvantage children of Botswana Africa. Early 2007, the Foundation was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 here in Los Angeles, CA.

The foundation’s work for Botswana, Africa focused mainly on:

I: Producing: The Children of Botswana (2006 – ongoing) ~ A Humanitarian Photography Collection.

Thank-you to A&I’s owner, Baret Lepejian,  Michel Karman (B&W Printer at A&I) and Robert Peterson (Art Center’s Graduate Film Chair) who helped with R&D for this project.

II: And creating the vision for *TAISBA’s Mathangwane campus for 600 pre-k to secondary students.   To help plan the schools, the foundation created Think Tank Thuto: An International Committee (Think Tank) who in collaboration with the Anglican Education Taskforce of Botswana focused on defining a 21st Century Education for TAISBA. (2007 – 2013).

*TAISBA is the acronym for The Anglican International Schools of Botswana, Africa