Our Team

Nicolás Salazar-Awad

Nicolás Salazar-Awad

Founder and Director | São Paulo, Brazil

As the founder of The Boingy Project, Nicolás has grown the initiative into what it is today. Driven by a need to help those around him, he began the project in Colombia to help children and youth experiencing challenging times. He soon began to appreciate the impact that small acts of kindness can have in the life of others. His experience with the Boingy Project has reaffirmed Nicolás’ belief in the power that we all have to make a positive difference in the community, as well as his power to inspire those around him to take action. Now, with the help of his teammates from Graded School, Nicolás has brought the project to Brazil to reach as many children as possible.  In addition to continuing his work with social projects, Nicolás intends to study mathematics and economics to allow him to develop the tools to change the world around him.

Sabrina Scheinberg

Sabrina Scheinberg

Marketing and Operations | São Paulo, Brazil

With a passion for helping others, Sabrina brings joy and excitement to the Boingy Project. Her love for children helps create tight bonds and connects between the project and the children. As a senior at Graded School, Sabrina envisions leaving behind a sustainable club that supports as many children in need as possible. In the future, she looks forward to participating in numerous volunteer projects similar to the Boingy Project to make the world a happier place. Her duties include contacting different organizations to coordinate trips alongside Nicolás, as well as running the Boingy Project Instagram and promoting sales of our stuffed animals.

Agustin Richards Sotomayor

Agustin Richards Sotomayor

Operations | São Paulo, Brazil

A current senior at Graded School in São Paulo,  Agustin has a diverse set of perspectives that help him contribute to the Boingy Project. Agustin seeks to help the Boingy Project to the fullest by helping his peers organize trips and the functions behind the project in general. While this is his last year as a student at Graded School, he hopes that the club will continue and become an integral part of Graded’s community as he truly believes in the project’s cause.

Susana Awad Lopez

Susana Awad Lopez

Local Operations | Cartagena, Colombia

Born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia, Susy has developed a sensibility towards the less fortunate due to her proximity to drastic socioeconomic contrasts in her community. She is responsible for leading a group of volunteers to participate in periodic activities at La Casa del Niño hospital. In addition, she coordinates local fundraising activities, under the buy one – donate one modality while placing orders for Boingy production. Susy is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged pediatric patients by bringing the Boingy Project to them. She enjoys spending time with the patients to cheer them up and encourage them for their recovery. Susy is currently a junior at Colegio Jorge Washington – COJOWA, the American school in Cartagena and plans to study communications to find ways to become a voice for the needs of the less privileged.

Nicolás Franco Garbrecht

Nicolás Franco Garbrecht

Local Coordinator | Bogotá, Colombia

Since his early years, Nicolás has developed an awareness towards the least fortunate around him; those who have to deal with real challenges that make our own significantly lighter. He believes that given their young age, children have weaker coping mechanisms to deal with difficult times, and so the need of our support to provide them with strength and guidance. Nicolás is a Rover Scout and is committed to living by their motto of service to the community. He is responsible for leading the group of volunteers, as well as coordinating visits to local institutions to distribute stuffed animals to kids experiencing challenging physical and emotional situations. In addition, Nicolás coordinates fundraising efforts and production of the stuffed animals. He is currently a rising junior at colegio Gimnasio Moderno in Bogotá and wants to study medicine as a way to help others have a healthy life.