Esaie Toingar is the founder and president of three non-profit organizations by which he seeks to inspire others: Wake Up For Your Rights, Water and Clean Energy for Livelihood International, and Journey to Forgiveness and Peace. He is an activist and a commissioner on the Civil Rights Commission of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Author of A Teenager in the Chad Civil War and Idriss Déby and the Darfur Conflict, Esaie is also a documentary writer and producer of Dos and Don'ts in the USA. Esaie holds an M.A. in Industrial Management and works for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. Esaie and his wife, Brigitte, fund an elementary and middle school for needy children in their native Chad and are the parents of five children. Brigitte Toingar has a mission to heal. Overcoming all obstacles shortly after arriving in the United States, Brigitte earned four nursing credentials--Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner--and practices the nursing profession in Iowa.