4 Oneworld was formed out of basic need.
We became aware of the situation at the St. Kizito School and were asked to help. We formed 4 oneworld with a mission to provide educational resources to schools in the developing world and computer literacy at St. Kizito School in Uganda, East Africa is our first project. Meet the board of the directors... Here are our thoughts on why we need to help.
Tara Stubbs, Co-Founder & Executive Director
As citizens of the world we need to unite. Throughout Africa children are victims of poverty, disease and war. They can't win this battle alone. I would feel shame if I left this earth without utilizing the opportunity and resources in the United States to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate.
Education is the only way out for children in the developing world. Please help us empower young people and provide them with the educational tools they deserve. Together, we can change the world.
Liz Semaan, President
Liz Semaan currently works for the Bronson Health Foundation in Kalamazoo.
She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership from Western Michigan University.
Liz has been committed to volunteering with 4oneworld since 2006.
"Education is a basic human right that no child should be denied. To make an impact in just one child’s life - that is the first step to changing the world."
Adam Stubbs, Vice President
At this point in history humanity can accomplish its greatest goal: ending poverty and its ill effects for the entire world.
The developing world has the greatest need, and the developed world, where many live prosperously, has the resources. We must share these resources and advantages, as well as help educate those who need it most. We can meet our greatest accomplishment, together!
Melissa Montague, Secretary
Melissa has been a loyal 4 Oneworld volunteer since 2006. Melissa is a Process Management Consultant at Bronson Healthcare Group; she has a Masters in Public Administration.
“As Americans I know that we are among some of the most fortunate citizens of the world. We have the freedom and opportunities that allow us to empower the less fortunate. I believe that education has the potential to enable individuals not only to better their own lives, but also the lives of others. In my travels through Uganda and Central America I have learned that so many citizens of the world have the desire to learn but do not have the opportunity. I look forward to being a part of the 4 Oneworld board as it continues the work of providing children in the developing world access to education.”
Andrew Bruex has a background in business as the founder of Industrial Logic Controls, a factory automation distributor, and as the owner of Universal Formulas, a nutritional supplement company. He also served on the board of The World Tree, a multicultural educational nonprofit organization.
"Education is a gift like no other gift. The energy and other resources directed towards eliminating poverty through education provides the highest degree of return by truly empowering the individual. Besides, it feels purposeful and right. It brings forth smiles and a higher standard of living to all involved, those giving as well as those receiving."
Shannon McMorrow, Treasurer
Shannon McMorrow has worked in community health education in the United States, Belize and East Africa for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Enhancement and a Masters’ degree in Public Health in Community Health Education; she is currently working toward her Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with a focus on international health. Shannon served as a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) volunteer in Uganda for 3 years and has extensive first-hand experience of the complex challenges in developing countries. She is committed to working on holistic approaches to promote education, gender equality and health. Shannon looks forward to sharing her passion, energy and skills with 4oneworld.