Arailym is 24 years old, now doing her masters in Peace Research and International Politics at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. She is originally from Aktobe, Kazakhstan, and she speaks German, English, Russian and Kazakh. Her Bachelor she did in International Relations at the Kazakh-German University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Now she will be staying at the Peace Foundation as Youth Programmes Intern for 5 months. Her passion is reading books in area of depth psychology and dancing Zumba. Her dream is to work for the UNO or other NGO who promotes peaceful living with implementation of basic human rights locally and globally. She is so happy that she can get new skills in the field of Peace Education with us.
Meet Eunice Malim, but you can call her "Nice" for short. She is 25 years of age and she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Philippines. She worked in Human Resources for 4 years in one company, and decided to study Diploma in Applied Business with specialization in Advance Management at NZIE (New Zealand Institute of Education). She loves talking to people, and is a sports enthusiast as well. She plays badminton and table tennis. "Nice" will be working as an HR Intern for 3 months which she is very much excited about and honoured to have the opportunity.
Pankil Shah is from Gujarat, India. He has an IT background in his Bachelor's Degree, and moved to New Zealand in May 2016, to study for a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management at Otago Polytechnic. He joined The Peace Foundation in January 2017 as an event management intern as he wants to make a career in this field. Pankil loves meeting new people, likes to travel, and listen to Indian Hindi music. Pankil will be working with The Peace Foundation for 5 months.
Meet Origo (Full name: Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag). He is 30 years old and comes from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Currently, he is doing Master of Public Policy at The University of Auckland. He has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Development studies at The University of Auckland and Bachelor Degree in Public Management at the Computer Science and Management School in Mongolia. He has previously worked for an economic think tank in Mongolia. He is married and has a three-year- old son. His interests are human rights, freedom, and peace.
Ko Koralee Mi Darlene Swete ahau. To the outside world this is her name. To those who get to know her, she is Koral - born and raised in Aotearoa. Koral is currently working towards completing her degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Criminology; and has also previously done a degree in Communication Studies at the Auckland University of Technology. Always one to jump at the opportunity to help those in need, her passion for social justice and family and community development have provided thought provoking stories for her personal blog which she writes in during her spare time. Koral looks forward to working together with the Peace Foundation to teach peace education and non-violent conflict resolution skills to our children and communities.
Jay Kapadiya is from Gujarat, India. He studies Graduate diploma in Applied management at Otago Polytechnic and is currently an intern with The Peace Foundation. Jay joined the Foundation in April 2016 as an Administration Assistant and he hopes that he will gain further experience in his area. He is also keen to learn more about peace education and communication. He is passionate about music and plays guitar in his spare time. He is excited about being with The Peace Foundation and working with the team.
Alya Vasylenko is currently a bachelor student studying International Communication at Hanze University, Netherlands. She is originally from Ukraine and she speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian and Dutch. Alya has also acquired a specialization in Law in Ukraine, thus communication is her second degree. Recently, she spent six months in Sweden doing an exchange semester and helping with communication projects at the University of Gothenburg. Alya is excited to work for the Peace Foundation and she hopes that she can learn a lot about peace education, communication and peaceful conflict resolution.
Samantha McKinlay is currently a senior at the University of Florida, originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. She will be receiving her Bachelors of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Science with a minor in Sociology next school semester. After receiving her degree her goal is to continue her education and obtain a Masters in Clinical Social Work. During her time at the University of Florida she has conducted undergraduate research on community perceived preparedness among Floridian counties. She has been involved with local Gainesville NGOs such as Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Mid-Florida and CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, music, and exploring nature. Samantha looks forward to working along side the Peace Foundation in its efforts to teach peaceful conflict-resolution skills to both children and families alike.