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25 September 2017


ChangeMakers welcomes you to work with us and let us know about the issues that affect you or your community. We hope to help you and your community make your voice heard and give you support you may need.

Farewell to Mozhdeh Wafa

4 August 2017

Mozhdeh Wafa with ChangeMakers Board

Photo: Mozhdeh with the ChangeMakers Board, Rochelle Stewart-Allen (General Manager) & Matharr Bayo (Intern)

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum Chair, Ibrahim Omer, says the organisation is farewelling its Operations Manager this week.

Strategic realignment and new appointment

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wgtn Airport Community Awards

LtoR: Rochelle Stewart-Allen, Dawn from Wellington Community Trust, Ibrahim Omer, Michael from Special Olympics at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2017 where ChangeMakers was a finalist

Appointment of the new Board Chair & Deputy Chair

13 February 2017

Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ibrahim Omer as our new Board Chair. Ibrahim takes over from Mozhdeh Wafa, who has now stepped down as Chair to take on the role of Operations Manager for the organisation.

Interim Operations Manager for ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Friday, 6th January 2017

Mozhdeh Wafa, current Chair of the board for ChangeMakers Refugee Forum will step down from her position as Chair following the news of Tayyaba Khan leaving the organisation on 7th February 2017 to join the Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC), in the Department of Internal Affairs. Tayyaba will join OEC as the Manager for Community Engagement.

NEWS: ChangeMakers Youth Camp, 7-9 October 2016 - Registrations Open

At ChangeMakers we believe that within all young people lies strength and the will to make a difference. The ChangeMakers Youth Camp seeks to build upon these inherent qualities. Through facilitating an environment of friendship and creativity, the camp will allow young people of refugee background from the different Wellington communities to come together and share common ideas and interests.

The 2016 ChangeMakers Youth Camp will be held on the 7th-9th October at El Rancho on the Kapiti Coast. Sessions will be facilitated by Mixit and ChangeMakers Refugee Forum.

NEWS: Fleeing war, dreaming of a new life in New Zealand

Margaret John is a boardmember of the ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Margaret John fled South Sudan in 1999 when violence from the Second Sudanese Civil War reached her town, Torit. She hid for almost a month in the jungle with her children before later coming to New Zealand as a refugee. She tells us the amazing story of her family’s survival and how she confronts racism in her new country.