Mavis Kamota

My name is Mavis Kamota, I was born in Zimbabwe and I am a proud mother of 3 grown up children and 2 beautiful granddaughters. I am a Registered nurse and I moved to New Zealand 12 years ago, to work and provide a decent life for my children.

Why the name "Embracing Diversity #IAmUnique"?
Moving to NZ made me realize the challenges that are faced by the minority ethnic Communities. I told myself, I needed to do something for the young ones so that they are empowered with confidence and be able to handle the challenges they face in school and in social life. It is good to start at a young age, hence the target group is 5-20 years.

This is driven from my nursing professional principle background, to be courteous and treat all people with equal respect and dignity regardless of sex, race or national origin.
My dream is to have all cultures & ethnicities come together and be bound by love.


Founder, President


Prisca Gonzo

My name is Prisca Gonzo. I am a mother of one young man in his twenties. I have been in New Zealand since 2015 and love being in the Embracing Diversity committee.

I have worked with the youth for 21 years as a secondary school teacher as well as school counselor in Zimbabwe. I also have enjoyed 5 years of working with young children in New Zealand. It is a privilege for me to be part of Embracing Diversity as they offer community devices to young  children and youth.


Childrens Leader


Rue Jeche

Kia Ora! My name is Rue Jeche. I was born in Zimbabwe and came to Aotearoa when I was 7 years old.
I am currently studying towards a Master of Audiology degree at the University of Canterbury.

I joined this committee to help encourage diversity and inclusion within the community.
I am passionate about sharing African culture with the world and you will probably see me running various cultural events over the year!

Youth Leader