I immigrated to New Zealand in 2004 with my family. I have a background in teaching and fashion designing. Being community-oriented, I am currently working as a Programme Coordinator at Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust, Onehunga Auckland. I run positive ageing day programs and various other projects to empower senior citizens of South Asian community. It also includes engaging them in activities that encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Before joining Shanti Niwas, I worked for Diabetes Auckland as a Customer Services Coordinator, and for Migrant Support Services as a Program Coordinator for 3 years. I have recently completed Diploma in Diversional Therapy for the benefit of the senior citizens.
I am currently Vice President of the executive committee and the Chairperson of the Education Committee, at Bharatiya Mandir. Currently I am in charge of BalVikas (children development) classes which is mainly focus on teaching Indian languages like Gujarati, Hindi, and Telugu, Religion, Classical music, Art and craft, Cultural Dance, preparing for the performance in Janmashtami and other celebrations.
I co-ordinate the course for Bal Vikas classes, guide and support the volunteer teachers in running their respective classes. My responsibilities include teaching Hindi classes, coordinating with the teachers, parents and students and appointing teachers and monitoring their performances.
I also organise the annual summer camp and other cultural programmes.