“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

These are the people who volunteer for org4peace international helpers and make anything we do possible. Thanks to all their hard work and contributions.

Joanna Bryniarska

Founder & Director, Org4Peace International Helpers
Honorary Patron, Gaurishankar English School, Nepal

Currently working for a legal organization in Toronto, Joanna worked for many years in the high-tech industry. Joanna came from a management background where she evaluated and improved the efficiency of e-commerce and CRM systems. She also managed customer relationships and increased renewals of software tools at an open-source software company in Vancouver. Joanna holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from McMaster University.

Scott Morgan

Founder & Director, Org4Peace International Helpers

Though a Canadian, Scott is currently a Counselor at an International School and a Community Service and Experiential Education Program Coordinator in Thailand. Prior to his years in Thailand, Scott was a Teacher at an International School in Korea. Scott holds a BA from McMaster University and a teaching degree from the University of Toronto.

Surya Krishna Shrestha

Chairman, Org4Peace aka Organization for P.E.A.C.E., Nepal
Principal, Gaurishankar English School

Prior to starting the Gaurishankar English School (aka School on the Mountain), Surya Krishna Shrestha (School Principal, and Chairman of Org4Peace International Helpers (Called Organization for P.E.A.C.E.) in Nepal, used to run another school for underprivileged children. However, when the Maoists overthrew the government in Nepal in what is referred to as Nepal’s 12 year war, they proceeded to systematically shut down all educational institutions. The intimidation and violence successfully shut down many schools like Surya’s.

Michael LaRiviere

Website Design, Development & Maintenance

Aside from being a top level Ikea furniture assembler at the org4peace head-office in Toronto, Michael also takes care of the org4peace international helpers’ website design, development and maintenance.

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Paulette Sinclair

Film & Video Editor

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Caroline McGregor

Print Designer

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Jayne and Jeff Leunenberger & family


Jeff, Jayne and their 3 children (who were 13, 11 and 9 at the time), took time out from their busy lives to volunteer in Nepal at the Guarishankar School for a month.

Emelie Halston

Logo Designer

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