The In KidZ Story
In KidZ was started by Zabina Bhasin, a physician and mom of two, to help kids learn to love all cultures – and themselves.
Meet Dr. Zee
Though Zabina Bhasin, M.D. (“Zee”) grew up in a diverse neighborhood in a diverse city, it wasn’t until she had kids of her own that she realized how few resources there were to help educate kids about the beauty of the different world cultures. And as they got a bit older and started making friends with other kids of different races and ethnicities, she realized she could help make a difference.
It wasn’t long before her passion turned into a movement. As Zee saw other parents struggling to navigate that delicate balance between traditional cultures and the western lifestyle, she knew she had to shift her focus away from her career as a physician and hospital administrator.
And she started working with these parent “culture experts” to create the Culture Boxes that are the heart and soul of In KidZ.
“Kids are the future and in this beautifully diverse world, they need to see how all cultures experience life uniquely. Because it is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to understand and celebrate the differences, that prevent us from bridging the gap between people and accepting all humans as they are – With the goal of truly making the world a better place.”
An introduction to In KidZ
In KidZ Promo
Meet Our Parent Partners
Mary was born in Turkey, but grew up in Chatsworth, CA and then moved back to Turkey to finish high school. She graduated from Southeastern University (Istanbul campus) with a degree in business management and stayed on in Turkey to work for an international public relations firm with clients such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. She got married to her college sweetheart and then moved back to Los Angeles where they live with their two children. They visit Turkey every year with the kids to keep the cultural connections strong.
India Box & America: Black History Box