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PRESS RELEASE: Appointment of new Chair
Appointment of new Chair
Thursday, 11th February 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Appointment of the new Board Chair – ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Mozhdeh Wafa as our new Board Chair. She takes over from Yussuf Khalif, Chair of the Wellington Somali Council who served as Chair for two years.
Ms Wafa, of Afghani origin has been living in Wellington, New Zealand for almost eleven years now. After graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in ‘Human Health and Environment’, she currently works with MCLaSS, Interpreting New Zealand, NZ Red Cross, & as a Library Assistant.
Ms Wafa says, “New Zealand is home now, and I would like to give back to the country that gave me many opportunities.” The organisation is excited to benefit from Ms Wafa’s extensive experience in the various charities she currently works with. “I am looking forward to taking on the responsibility and leading by example for others in the communities we represent.”
Our Board is governed by people from refugee backgrounds who represent the interests of former refugees generally rather then their communities specifically. We also have 20% representation from other communities.