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Oliveseed Team

We are a diverse team united by a desire to plant seeds of literacy, critical thinking, peace, equality, sustainable livelihood, and environmental stewardship in this world. Headquartered in California, with grassroots teams in rural Kenya and Morocco.

Daniel Lemein

Director, Sustainable Economic Development

Barb Mackraz

Founder & CEO, Oliveseed

Co-founder, Oliveseed Kenya

Amos Kipeen

Co-founder & Exec Director, Oliveseed Kenya

Moulay Larbi Arbaoui

Director, Oliveseed & MLP Youth Writing Programs

We set up the nonprofit Oliveseed Kenya Trust as the base for community work, Emarti, Maasai Mara

KENYA

Amos Kipeen

Exec Director & Co-founder, Oliveseed Kenya Trust

Gregory Omondi

Educational Resources & Capacity Training

Daniel Lemein

Director & Business Strategist

Barb Mackraz

Director & Co-founder, Oliveseed Kenya Trust

ADVISOR

Dr. Margaret Otieno

Nonprofit Governance

PROGRAM OFFICERS

Sintoyia Sengeni

Accounting

Hellen Nchoko

Women's Work Center

Daniel Momposhi

Clean Water Programs

MOROCCO

Moulay Larbi Arbaoui

Director, Youth Writing

MLP & the Enduring Power of Story

Ali Amhal

Advisor, MLP Libraries

Sparkling the Candles of Readers

MLP SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Moulay Larbi Arbaoui, Manager & Reviewer

Barb Mackraz, Manager & Reviewer

Philip Brebner, Judge

Mohammed Hassim, Judge

Mouhcine Abdechchafi, Reviewer & Judge

Alice Calaprice, Editor

Khrouch Hafid, Book Designer

Salma Kamal, Illustrator Vol 3

Hajar Azizi, Illustrator Vols 1 & 2

MOROCCO LIBRARY PROJECT (MLP)

Mohammed Hassim

Supervisor, Ministry of Education, Agadir

The Reader Is Father of the Writer

Ilham Haddadi

Grand Maghreb, Khouribga

Educating Girls Can Stop Gender Inequality in Morocco!

Ayoub El Idrissi

Excellence Technical High School, Guelmim

Abdelhaq Elkouar

New High School, Erfoud, Drâa-Tafilalet region

A Good Reader... Is a Good Leader

Taoufyq Elmoussaoui

Chouiter High School, Al Haouz province

Mourad El Hanafi

Abdellah Chefchaouni HS,

Ouled Teima, Taroudant province

Lahcen Ait Ahda

Basma Association, Zagora, Drâa-Tafilalet region

17 Libraries in Zagora!

U.S. VOLUNTEERS

Diane Manning

Scholarships Manager

John Hockenberry

Youth Writing Coach

Alice Calaprice

Editor, Oliveseed Press

OLIVESEED U.S. BOARD

Elliott Wright

Director, Sustainability

Robert Craig

Treasurer

Karen Berner

Secretary

Haasan Saadaoui

Board Chair

Barb Mackraz

Founder & CEO

Katharine Beckwith

Board Member

ADVISOR

Barbara Beerstein

Nonprofit Governance

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