MEET THE TEAM

FOUNDING TEAM

AMAR NIJJAR,

FOUNDER

 

Amar is dedicated and committed to make  a difference in the lives of poor and underpriviliged children. He is Founder & CEO of www.r2crowd.com which is Canada’s first crowd funding platform.

 

It is a herculean task but Amar believes that every bit of effort makes a difference and sows the seed of change that one day will change the world.

 

Growing up in India, travelling to under-developed countries and due to some personal experiences, he realized how blessed life is in certain parts of the world and how unfair it can be for others.

 

Professionally, Amar heads up the Debt Capital Markets Group at JLL Canada and has held senior positions within several large Canadian Financial Institutions. In the recent past, he also launched a successful Medical and Health care Business.

 

Amar loves boxing for fitness and he is very passionate about helping children in need.

 

OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

Father Omar Sanchez

Padre Omar, as we love to call him, is a man with a big heart and gentle soul. He was a successful lawyer and had moved to New York where he had bright potential but he had the awakening and like the "monk" who sold his Ferrari - Padre Omar decided to do something better. He moved back to Peru and started the Association/Mission in a small room with one kid which now has quickly grown to over 70 kids.

 

His good work is very understated - only visible through the love he gets from the children and hugs he gets from his team of young supporters. He lives at the house with the children and eats with them - 3 meals a day. 

 

He has truly made an invaluable difference in the lives of these children. 

 

Dr. Fernando Quintero

Fernando Quintero was born in Manizales in 1.966, is the 7th of 14th siblings. Since he was young he had to work for the daily sustenance for himself and his family. He left his house when he was 8 years old and for 2 years he lived in the streets of Bogota. As fate he went to Vichada where he started his middle school.

 

During two years he worked as coordinator in a center for 35 drugadict children in Ecuador, there he found the money to start his medical studies at the Javeriana University. After he came back in Bogota he applied to the Javeriana University and won a scholarship for medicine which he had to pay with social work in the libraries and archives.

 

When he became a doctor, he took the decision to give his life, career and knowledge to the needy. 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO: 

GINA COROL

Gina is a graudate of OCAD Univeristy with a degree in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design.

She is the older sister and legal guardian of her younger brother, Eric. Her responsibility for him

at such a young age has sparked Gina's interests in working with children, and this initiative.

 

With the help and contributions of the EDUCATE team and her multi-media backgorund, Gina used

her skills to put together this website and edit the images, graphics and content within. Gina will continue to work with EDUCATE and contribute to future missions and charity events.