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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


Denzel Machiso 
Youth leader, Mental Health Ambassador

Hey Everyone!! Denzel here 29 years old, Let's work together and support one another to be the best that we can be.  l am here to mainly be your point of contact whether it is regarding your mental health, housing support, finance, kicking a football or a good chat. One thing l have learned in life is you are not alone, my job is to help you find the resources and support you need to aid you in difficult or challenging times. We also like to have some fun with some tenpin bowling, pizza night and game nights! The reason, why l chose to be in this role is l have experienced and witnessed African youth struggle to find their strength and identity within our society.  l want to help us in accessing support and services in times of need plus just connect with one another.

A little bit about myself l live with my beautiful family in Christchurch, have been here since 2011, and I have a six-year-old daughter. in my spare time l enjoy playing FIFA and l also enjoy playing soccer on the field. let me not forget to mention that l enjoy making music, especially rap.
See you at our next event!


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