Meet Our Team

Rashad Hawkins

Chief Technology Officer

Hi, I’m Rashad. Growing up in an inner city area gave me a unique perspective on education. I saw how limited resources affected my school system and community. But I was also able to witness the power of the human spirit. We can make a lot out of a little if given the opportunity, and In this era of digital and social interconnectivity the oppurtunities are endless. I firmly believe that children are the brightest facet of humanity, and in this platform we have a chance to help them reach their fullest potential. It’s my joy to be able to help children in pursuit of knowledge, especially those with limited resources at their disposal. I joined the team at Backpacks for Africa in search of that opportunity.

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

We could not continue our efforts without the dedication of our staff, leadership, and most importantly, you. Thank you for your continued support.

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