I thrive in diversity and therefore tend to re-define status, race, religion, gender and age wherever I go. In Namibia, as a teacher I worked at a multi-ethnical school and as a government consultant I worked with its 11 ethnic groups. In Wellington, I was a founder and first Vice-President: Public Relations of the Titahi Bay Toastmasters Club for Pasifika. In Auckland, as a church administrator I served 25+ different cultures, taught Bible to a Korean class and facilitated ESOL (Easy English) for an Asian group. I often work with the Auckland City Dukes from the Creole Community of South Africa accompanied with musicians and dancers from the Cook Islands and Tahiti. I have been a support person for legal and court proceedings through the New Zealand Ethnic Links and Advocacy Network for Women. I belonged to the New Zealand African Communities Forum Inc. and am now an active supporter of the New Zealand African Welfare Services Trust. On 20 September 2013, in Turkey, I received the International Achievement Award in Arts and Culture from the Arts and Literature Magazine of Würzburg, Germany. Having studied Māori over five consecutive years and currently learning to Karanga (Māori call by a woman), I hope to break down the social barriers causing racism, sexism, ageism etc. I have given my personal support to Immigration for a lesbian couple to settle in New Zealand. I outran the rejection by a whole community as a result of an attack on my mental capacity because I did not fit their norm. Having lived on social welfare and then creating my own j.o.b., I now balance perspectives between those in need and those in affluence. Pioneering Golore, a Kraal of Entrepreneurship, I aim to facilitate a truly inclusive society, free of any abuse and violence.
|Susanna Susara Kruger||
Author, Speaker, Educator & Entrepreneur