Sam Rowe & Azra Ali
Sam is a long-term volunteer with the Child Writes program and works as a firefighter in Toronto. Azra works as an emergency physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto and is an enthusiastic volunteer with refugees in Toronto.
Jan is currently in the process of registering her UK-based charity called Me Mohothe Sita (meaning From This Moment), with the goal of raising funds to help impoverished children. She is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language and regularly gives lessons to young children from her own home.
Charles Sosolo is a student teacher who is going to complete his program in October 2017, subjects including chemistry and biology.
Lameck is a reading champion at the Tabora Boys Secondary School in Tanzania.
Alistair King is the 18 year old Co-Founder of Woolly Productions Ltd, an impact driven enterprise based out of Nelson, New Zealand. Woolly Productions publishes a range of children's books donating a number of them to children in developing countries such as Vanuatu and El Salvador.
Over the past decade Demetra has served as caretaker to both her late mother, and late-husband; mother to a now 'tween', Katerina; business owner; designer; cancer patient; and renowned author.
Her 'The Letters From Around the World' series encourages children to speak languages by helping them sound out foreign alphabets.
Don supports The Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation whose Mission Statement is to help Underprivileged Children in Indonesia.
Polly is the Sales Director at Shenzhen Jinhao Color Printing Ltd creating beautiful childrens picture books
Zahra Kabiri is a children's book Illustrator, and the founder of Varta Publications, a local publisher of children's books in Iran. She is also an Art Facilitator for children who want to experience the joy of creating their own books.