Sajedeh Zaki (Member, Board of Directors)

Sajedeh moved from Afghanistan to Canada at the age of 12 in 2011 with her family, but was separated along the way. She has lived under Ministry’s care ever since. She is currently in Grade 11. She wants to study political science in hopes of working in the United Nation one day to make a change or spark a mind to do so. She is part of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Richmond Roving Leaders.

She enjoys surfing, she is a competitive hip hop dancer, and an artist. She is the winner of the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award. One of her paintings has been showcased in an art exhibit in Vancouver. She was invited to Ottawa by the former Governor General Michaelle Jean as a keynote speaker. She also writes stories and slam poetry as a hobby. She embraces being involved with the YAT to be able to work with amazing, intelligent people with a passion to make changes and a better future for all immigrants. Great minds think alike, as they say…

Did you know?

Recent immigrants are disproportionately impacted by poverty. We are three times more likely to live in poverty than Canadian-born persons.

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