International Ambassadress for Community Education and Development
Machiko Conway - President/CEO

Machiko Malkah Conway, who was raised in Japan, is a survivor of the atomic bombs which were dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. She is an educator, linguist, artist and poet. She has taught at various educational institutions for the past 30 years. She lives in the San Francisco area and teaches in the Department of Language Arts at the College of San Mateo.

She Was Recently Presented The Teach Peace Foundation Award For 2013. SEE HERE!.

Shalom Cohn - Vice President

Shalom S. Cohn, who was raised in Hawaii, is an American of British/Japanese descent. She is a Body worker, E.M.T, and Peacemaker who lives in beautiful northern California with her daughter. Serving as a catalyst for sound healing through voice,conscious original poetry and ecstatic instrumentals SEE HERE! which has given her opportunity to weave her offerings to local off grid nature preserve,permaculture farms, art centers, youth groups, drum and woman circles. Her vision is to connect sustainable community building projects internationally, primarily led by the youth for the youth as we all support our future in doing so.

Rodney "Isa" Conway - Treasurer

Isa was born on March 3rd, 1970 at Cottage Grove Hospital in Santa Barbara California. He grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii then moved to Santa Monica CA. While studying for his Master degree in World Economics at UCLA, he found his love for making Sushi. He was trained by a Japanese Sushi Chef from Japan at the Hakata restaurant in Santa Monica, and during that time was recognized in a LA News Paper article as an American born Famous Sushi Chef in Santa Monica who served Hollywood producers & stars. He then moved to San Francisco in 2001 where his family resides and is now an executive Sushi Chef for three Live Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco.
Ryoko Nakayama - Japan Projects Treasurer

Ryoko Nakayama is the Treasurer for in Japan. Ryoko says "I always enjoy seeing people smiling around me, so I try to make everyone happy. My mother had a great influence on me for she showed kindness to people around her and she always had a lovely smile and kind words for them. I am very pleased that will give me an opportunity to help women and children who need support in their lives."
Brett Taro Conway - Technical Director of Philippines Projects

Mr. Brett Conway was born in Santa Barbara, California USA. He has worked in many industries including computers. Mr. Conway is now married to a beautiful Filipina woman and lives permanantly in the Philippines. He loves helping others and enjoy donating computers to remote areas on the island of Cebu. Click Here To See Photos Of The Computers Donated to The Philippines...SO FAR!
Eston Mgala - Africa Director

Eston Mgala is a dedicated young Malawian Permaculture Specialist with 10+ years of experience and expertise in grassroots, sustainable Community Development. The majority of his work has been in Natural Resource Management and Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture. He is a devoted, highly skilled, hands on kind of guy whose proficiency includes Social Work, Forestry and Agroforestry, Water and Soil Management, and various aspects of Community Livelihoods Programs in the villages.
Mitsuyo Moore - Project Director

Mitsuyo Moore was born in Tokyo, Japan. she studied English Literature in Tokyo and came to California in 1984 to study painting and printing at the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988, she established the group "Quantum Love Collaborative". She continued her advanced studies in drawing, painting, monotype, and printmaking. She is also a Healing Art REIKI Practitioner and Caregiver.

Check out her other website here!.

Sumiko Ishikawa VanHoy - Project Director

Sumiko Ishikawa VanHoy was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She studied Japanese Literature at Kyoritsu Women's University in Tokyo and came to the US in 1989 to study spirituality which earned her a Masters degree at the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality with Rev. Matthew Fox. She taught Japanese at Nippon Kyoiku Seminars in San Jose and at Sakura Gakuen in Pleasanton, CA. She loves flowers and nature. Her focus is on world peace and the spiritual aspects of education.

Ikuko Patricia Yuasa PhD - Project Director

Ikuko Patricia Yuasa earned a PhD in Japanese language at the University of California, Berkeley. She has nearly 15 years of experiences teaching all levels of Japanese at major U.S. institutions. Her interests include phonetics, sociolinguistics, comparative culture, and language education. She is the author ofCulture and Gender of Voice Pitch: A Sociophonetic Comparison of the Japanese and Americans (Equinox Publishing, 2008). Her publications include an article reporting the socio-cultural usage of creaky voice in American Speech (2010), part of which was introduced in Time Magazine and in The New York Times.
Kayla M. Costa - Junior Project Director

Kayla M. Costa attends Middletown High school where she receives top honors. She loves to listen to music, reading books, and love all types of animals, especially horses. She had been involved with since 2009, where one of the times she participated at a Flower Concert Fundraiser in Japan and danced the Hula. She has a website where she is into Duct Tape Arts and donates 10% of all her sales to She also works at Harbin Hot Springs
Tomoko Sato - Web Developer

Tomoko Sato was born in Kokura in Kyushu, Japan. She is an artist and photographer, and has published poetry books and short stories since 2003. After becoming a member in 2008, Tomoko contributed her talent by creating the Japanese Website blog. She was honored for her works and received a Certification of Merit from