Daniel Kropf

Daniel is the Founding Chair and Chair of the Learning for Well-being Foundation, formerly the Education Foundation. From a young age onwards, Daniel took a great passion in a more holistic approach of human beings, education and health care.

As a healthcare entrepreneur, Daniel has always pursued a deeper understanding of human functioning. With diverse approaches encompassing tools and methodologies from the Western and Eastern cultures. He has established, chaired or directed several healthcare businesses ranging from biofeedback and cognitive behavioural therapy to tools for genetic diagnostics, cell therapy, glycol-protein mapping, finger printing and sequencing to medical devices. He is also a Board member of the Evens Foundation, of EPTO (European Peer Trainers Organization) and on the board of EIESP (European Institute for Education and Social Policy).
Daniel is married with two young children and currently living in The Netherlands. Send an email to Daniel

Linda O’Toole

Linda’s professional experience has focused on helping individuals and groups understand their distinctive ways of functioning in order to enhance their interactions and achieve their goals. She is particularly interested in the patterns through which people engage and process their inner and outer experiences. Her approach uses a whole system perspective, integrating the cognitive, emotional, and sensory aspects. In the 1980s Linda played a key role in original research on individual differences, later formulated as Human Dynamics. As Director of Training & Product Development for over 20 years, she designed and delivered seminars, including producing multimedia workshop materials. She trained facilitators in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Linda began working with L4WB-F in early 2006, participating in the Voice of Children surveys. She developed the L4WB Framework, offers workshops, and is co-editing the L4WB Magazine. She has found a home within L4WB-Foundation for her approach to inner diversity. Send an email to Linda

Yakarah Attias-Rosen

Yakarah Attias-Rosen is Managing Director at the Learning for Well-being Foundation (L4WB-F), responsible for the implementation of L4WB-F’s work plan and the systematic development of the organization.Following her love for structure, clarity and organizing, Yakarah brings over 20 years of leadership experience in both the business and non-for-profit worlds.

From a very young age she was exposed to the concepts of human diversity, dialogue and acceptance of the other, appreciating uniqueness.Motivated by these ideas, she became fascinated with the world of inner diversity as a way to better understand and improve relationships, in particular relationships between adults and children.

Yakarah tries to use the knowledge and skills that she has cultivated over the years to support her colleagues at the Foundation in carrying out the projects L4WB-F is either leading or partnering with others on.Born in South Africa to British parents, Yakarah lived in Cape Town at the height of apartheid and then in Dublin, Ireland where her father held the position of Chief Rabbi of Ireland. In 1985 she moved with her family to Israel and still lives there today with her husband and three children. Send an email to Yakarah

Luís Manuel Pinto

Luis brings together his experience and expertise in learning, communication and organisation development at the service of the Learning for Well-being community. He is very interested in the intersection between gradients of difference such as culture, identity, temperament and ways of learning. His path has been dedicated to develop and manage educational programmes promoting social inclusion, with a particular focus on the topics of children and youth participation, gender-based discrimination and religious diversity. Luis promotes approaches using peer-to-peer and self-directed learning. He is passionate about metaphors and the use of movement and image in learning experiences. You can talk with him in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Luís develops and manages new programs applying the Learning for Well-being framework, focusing on organisations, and children and young people. He facilitates, trains and coaches individuals and organisations through L4WB. He also cares for the branding and image of the Learning for Well-being Foundation. Send an email to Luis

Madalina Gherman

Originally from Timisoara, Romania, Madalina has a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and worked as an English teacher for several years before relocating to Belgium in 2006.

Ever since, she has acquired experience working in HR, Finance and Administration related functions, of which she has grown very fond of. She remains passionate about languages and dreams of becoming an author one day. Madalina speaks Romanian, English, French and Dutch. Send an email to Madalina

Darren Bird

Darren Bird is has spent all his professional career working with children and young people: working for NGOs, local government, and private practice in the fields of play work, education, youth work and children’s rights. For 12 years he worked as Chief Executive Officer of Funky Dragon – the Children and Young People’s Assembly for Wales (UK). His work also consists of advising organisations on how to listen to children and implement participatory approaches within their structures. Send an email to Darren.

Arshad Mozumder

Arshad Mozumder is a young individual who discovered himself and his passions through getting involved in children and adult collaborative initiatives. From his childhood to his now being a young adult 7 years later, he has volunteered much of his time to supporting and developing on these initiatives whilst working with and coordinating teams of children and young people.

With familial origins from Bangladesh, Arshad has grown up in the UK, and has a keen interest in healthcare and wellbeing. This has led to him achieving a degree in the Biomedical Sciences, and now to his aspirations of being a doctor in the future. He is particularly interested in Paediatrics, Psychiatrics and the holistic care approach to Medicine, which will continue on his passion for working with children and young people, whilst also combining his caring and supportive nature to help with the emotional and physical wellbeing of the people he interacts with.

Arshad is committed to ‘serving’ the Young People working closely with L4WB, ensuring that they are treated fairly and respected, whilst also feeling empowered and supported at all times. He is a bridge between generations and works to ensure competent partnerships develop with young people and adults throughout L4WBs various activities. Arshad loves to dance, and yes his hair is naturally curly. Send an email to Arshad. 

Carolina Ledezma

Carolina was born and raised in Bolivia and holds a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communications. She has worked in branding, institutional communication for social development, sustainability, and education. She also loves teaching and has different interests that go from calligraphy to user experience research and psychology.

She is a mental health advocate and aims to help build a community based on empathy and mutual collaboration that acknowledges the importance of emotional education. In addition, she enjoys reading and discovering new music and artistic movements.

Carolina is responsible for the L4WB’s communication management, working to bring more visibility to the Foundation’s projects. Send an email to Carolina. 

Emma Rada

Emma has been a Social Communicator since 2013; sensitive to her reality and willing to collaborate with people. Has a work experience in communication and development, communication and culture, tourism, gender and  human rights.  Actively participates in independent artistic projects and feminist collectives (actress and activist in LGBTIQ and women’s rights). Send an email to Emma

Maria Belén Paz

Maria Belén  has been passionate about Children’s Rights and Child Participation from a very young age. Born in Bolivia, she studied at the French School in La Paz and moved to Paris in 2004 to study International Law and International Cooperation. Her voluntary work in different NGO’s led her to specialize in the Education and Children’s Rights sector. She worked for ‘Initiatives of Change France’ as the field coordinator of the ‘Education for Peace Programme’ in Paris for 5 years and then joined the CATS (Children as Actors for Transforming Society) core team on behalf of Initiative of Change. In 2016 she moved back to Bolivia where she opened the Latin America office dealing with children’s rights and intergenerational collaboration and has been developing, as the office Director, child participation projects and doing field research. She has now joined the Act2gether team as Director for development and Latin America. Maria is married and has a 2 year old daughter, she enjoys reading, travelling and meeting different people from all around the world. Send an email to Maria.

Fenne Bagust

Growing up as a third culture kid that was born in Damascus, Syria and moved to Oman, The Czech Republic, and the Netherlands, Fenne is an open minded, empathetic and creative person. After graduating with an International Bachelorette diploma in Prague, Fenne decided to follow her bachelors degree in Groningen the Netherlands. The University College of Groningen enabled Fenne to focus on her areas of strength while also covering a vast range of subject areas that provide her with a rounded holistic education. She has recently graduated with a Bachelor in Science with a specialization in International Relations and International Law. She has just started her masters in International Security, where she wishes to deepen her knowledge in the security of children and the rights of the child.

As the managing assistant, Fenne supports Daniel with his work in the foundation while also being involved in the operational side of ACT2gether and the development of ACT2gether in the Netherlands. Send an email to Fenne

Chiara Piccolo

Chiara grew up in Napoli (Italy) where she internalised the passion, the glee, the energy and the positive attitude of the culture underneath the Vesuvio. She always had a deep interest in pedagogy, philosophy and psychology. She strongly believe that every human being is a world to discover. She always worked with and for children since her early work experience as swimming teacher, and then as community educators in a social cooperative for disadvantaged children. She moved to Brussels on 2006 where she worked as project coordinator for education and training EU funded projects and then focused her work on EU policies for children rights, education, social inclusion and well-being.

She takes care of relationships with EU Institutions and European partners, NGOs and key stakeholders. She oversees the advocacy work and strategy for EU policies on social welfare, well-being, child rights and participation. She is a proud mum of two sons. She talks Italian, English, French and basic Spanish. Send an email to Chiara