The Ambassadors

A group of dedicated global Individuals who believe their actions can make a difference.

Imaanay Anees

Global Ambassador

ACG Tauranga
Determinant, Resilient, Reliable

My name is Imaanay Anees, I am a sixteen year old, currently I am in year twelve at ACG Tauranga. I am originally from Pakistan, however I lived in England for most of my life, until I moved to New Zealand. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion, and am active within my community. I look forward to trying my hardest to contribute to the removal of systemic inequality and discrimination within our community.

Kim Kaur

Global Ambassador

Te Puke High School
Motivated, respectful, compassionate

My name is Kim Kaur. I currently a year 14 student at Te Puke High School. I am the female Cultural Leader at my school. I was born in India. I have been part of New Zealand edition of AFS Global Competence Certificate. I am polite to easy to talk to. Having a lot of service experience I am part of SVA(student volunteer army) with more than 500 hours of volunteer and the winner of  Rotary Cup and Premier Service Award for ‘Service before Self'. I have been part of a lot committees for volunteering outside and inside my school. I have been also helping our school International student department in many ways. I love to interact with people from different cultures, and understand them. As different background people are one that faces more problems and I can definitely understand that. I always want to break down the racism and discrimination that is present in our society, our communities. I believe “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”

Jasrose-Kaur Mallhi

Global Ambassador

Te Puke High School
Kindhearted, Strong, Passionate

Kia Ora, I’m Jasrose a year 12 attending Te Puke High School. A little bit about me, I was born in New Zealand but my parents are from India I have 2 siblings, 1 brother and 1 sister. My religion is Sikhism and I am very proud of my history. I enjoy playing Netball and was Captain in 2019. I also enjoy art and performing on stage. In-School I have been heavily involved in many committees such as the Enviro committee, Arts committee, Sports committee, Orientation team, Cultural committee, International student support team, Te Hurihanganui Akonga I was also selected to be a Cultural sub Committee leader twice. On Sikh children’s day, I placed 2nd in the art category, I have been awarded a DVC service award, MVP in Netball. I look forward to working on this project with my fellow ambassadors.

Michael Ren

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Boys' College
Happy, Passionate, Problem-solver

I'm an international student from China. My mum and I came to New Zealand in early 2015. I'm currently a year 12 student at Tauranga Boys' College. My hobbies are programming, design, playing the piano and badminton. I am passionate about technology and enjoy challenging myself. I am really excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with the other ambassadors and the community.

Yusuke Takahashi

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Boys College
Happy, Artistic, Innovative

My name is Yusuke. I'm from Japan. I came to New Zealand 2020 just before the lockdown. I have so many hobbies such as Classical music, barista, cooking/baking and sports. I was lucky enough to play in the local and National youth Orchestra in New Zealand. I am really excited to take a part of this program and would like to study more of diversity.

Kaito Igawa

Global Ambassador

Bethlehem college
Peaceful, Earnest, "Magical"

Hello!! I’m Kaito. I’m an international student from Japan. I’ve lived in NZ since 2019 and I'm learning NCEA. I do some magic tricks for the Tauranga community. After the lockdown was lifted, I did magic shows for children in Tauranga because I noticed that we need to laugh, and we need some "magic" to spend time in a difficult time. I'm going to connect with the community and help it as a Global Ambassadors.

Chad Kang (Kang Min Hyeok)

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Boys' College
ENFP (MBTI), Thinker, Active

I was born in Seoul which is the capital of South Korea and had lived there until few years ago. After I experienced the 2 months of language training in Canada, I found experiencing new cultures and studying in different educational system are super attractive. Thus, I came to NZ in 2019 and since then I've been enjoying NZ so much!

Younghoon Song

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Boys College
Funny, Optimistic, Chatty

My name is Younghoon Song and I am currently doing my year 11 at Tauranga Boys College. I was born in South Korea and moved here after my 5th grade. I’ve been living in Nz for 4 years now and so far, I’m lovin it! Spending quite equal time in both countries made me capable of blending into two different cultures. With my experience, I hope to bring in harmony between Korea and New Zealand.

Josia Vickers

Global Ambassador

Otumoetai College
Resilient, Tenacious, Analytical

My name is Josia Vickers, and I am a year 13 student studying my final year at Otumoetai College. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 2004, and moved to my mother's home country of Indonesia when I was very young. I proceeded to live in Jakarta, Indonesia for the next ten years, experiencing the culture, school, food etc, and returned to New Zealand in mid-2016. Thus, I have had the opportunity to experience and understand two contrasting cultures. Towards the end of 2022, I intend on beginning tertiary education at a university. I enjoy exercising, doing school work and playing chess.

Alymayu Lema

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Girls´ College
Respectful, Kind, Reliable

Kia ora, I´m Alymayu. My parents are from Ecuador and we are of Inca descent. I come from a family of artisans which may just be why I myself am quite artistic. I love to act, create and use my imagination in multiple ways but most of all I love to connect with people. From a young age, I grew up meeting people of all backgrounds as mum´s work meant that we travelled to many markets & festivals. I´m very excited to be part of this experience working alongside a diverse group of people who inspire me everyday.

Jayzel Borlaza

Global Ambassador

Tauranga Girls´ College
Caring, Bubbly, Reliable

Hola My name is Jayzel Borlaza, and I'm a senior at Tauranga Girls College. Meeting new people and learning about their cultures is one of my favourite things to do. Nothing is impossible, in my opinion, if you work hard and never give up.