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About Little Global Citizens


world trip 2011

What We Believe

Fostering open-mindedness, compassion & global awareness

in children has never been more important than it is today. 


As parents & caregivers, we can do this by helping our children develop an understanding of the world and love for the people in it.

Why We Care

Hi! We’re co-founders, Tim Minnick & Akeelah Kuraishi. 

In 2011, we quit our advertising jobs, left our home & went backpacking around the world for 13 months.


In order to to meet people & experience their lives, we bypassed the usual traveler routes and went far off the beaten path;  living with a secluded tribe in Laos, delving deep into the jungles of Borneo and trekking into remote regions of Burma.

What we learned was that people around the world are kind and hospitable and outside of surface differences, we are all more similar than we are different.

Now as parents ourselves, we want to instill in our own kids a love for travel, adventure, and most importantly, a respect for all people. 

Little Global Citizens is the gift of experiencing the world, to our own children & to yours.

Meet the Team


Akeelah Kuraishi

CEO & Co-Founder

Akeelah has traveled across more than 40 countries, is a mother to 2 young sons and a believer in the innate kindness of people.


Tim Minnick

COO & Co-Founder

Tim is a passionate traveler, drummer, father to 2 rambunctious young boys and has sung Hotel California karaoke with people in more than 15 countries.


Meghana Narayan

Art Director and Education Consultant

Meghana graduated from University of Maryland and Columbia University, and has over a decade of teaching experience in early childhood classrooms. She is a visual artist, mom of a toddler and two dogs, and the founder of Teach For The Change. She lives in Maryland with her family. 


Aparna Chari

Education Consultant

Aparna is a National Geographic Certified Educator and is passionate about the Montessori method of education. She lives in Singapore with her family and wants to bring global education to every home.


Crystal Gulakins

Education Consultant

Crystal earned her degree in International Education from University of East London and currently teaches 3-6yr olds at a Montessori school in Florida, where she lives with her husband & son.

Ready to start your child's adventure?

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