Sian Pannach - Sydney Executive
Meaningful change can only come through collaborative action. This belief has propelled Sian to work with teams globally – from building houses in Kuching, Malaysia, volunteering at orphanages in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to visiting aged care facilities in Nha Trang, Vietnam. This also inspired her to establish a uniform drive in her Hong Kong high school, with over 500 pieces of clothing donated to India. Sian became part of the founding KindNecessities team as she believes this is a tangible way to share her passion for change. She endeavours to continue these efforts as she studies Law and International Global Studies at the University of Sydney.
Aalia Siddiqui - Sydney Executive
Sharyn Budiarto - Director of Operations
Sharyn is a strong believer in always making an effort to make the world a better place. Since early high school, she's been a regular participant in World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine, sponsored a Compassion Child in Uganda, taken part in church volunteering and nursing home visits, and gone on a 10-day mission trip to Bourke in rural NSW. At the age of 14, Sharyn and her sister were the primary organisers of their own coffee and live music night, raising money for female sanitary items in Kenya. Fast forward several years and that same cause still continues to resonate, where her work for KindNecessities is one of the most motivating and rewarding things she's ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Sharyn graduated in high school in 2017, achieving a state rank in Extension 2 English, and now studies Commerce and Law at the University of Sydney.
Jeanne Shu - Director of Finance
Jeanne has always been a dreamer but felt that universal access to justice and human rights should not have to be a dream. She has been a Youth Leader in her local Youth Advisory Council since 2013, organising events to engage young people in workshops and discussions concerning key community issues. Jeanne has been able to share her passion for public policy as a recipient of the Zonta Club of Sydney Young Women in Public Affair Award and a Parliament of Australia My First Speech National Finalist. Jeanne is now currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws at the University of Sydney and looking to project her dreams to an international landscape.
Jaspar McCahon-Boersma - Director of Outreach
Jaspar’s core beliefs have always centered around the importance of collaborative collective action in solving important issues. To him, KindNecessities is the embodiment of this movement. His trip as a UN Youth Australia delegate to the Middle East in 2017 put in true perspective the unhealthy discourse and action surrounding refugee issues in Australia, which has driven him since. Studying a Bachelor of Arts/International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney, Jaspar aims to dedicate his time to find the ways to best assist those in need. As Youth Outreach Director he is able to channel his passionate view that education and open discussion is integral to building awareness of, and action around, women’s and refugee issues.
Mrithika Shankarla - Finance Team
Deepika Veeraragavan - Outreach Team
Deepika has always been a strong advocate for women’s rights and the power of simple actions in creating significant change. During her senior year in high school, she worked closely with One Girl, a non-for profit organisation that provides young girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda with educational resources and programs. Organising fundraisers and awareness campaigns, Deepika believes in the significant role that younger generations play in using their voice to bring attention to global issues. She has also regularly volunteered at the SydWest Multicultural Centre creating food packs for newly-welcomed immigrants and families. Excited to be apart of the KindNecessities team, she wants to draw attention to the importance of providing women and refugees hygiene products and remove the stigma around this discussion.
Ewan Uncles - Director of Logistics
Ewan has always had a passion for global issues. Believing in the power of people to create meaningful change, he has consistently sought to improve the lives of those around him. From working as a disability support worker to teaching newly-settled refugees about beach safety, Ewan has adopted a practical approach to aiding those in need. He joined KindNecessities because he is passionate about tackling global issues with innovative solutions. Currently studying a Bachelor of Economics & Bachelor of Laws, Ewan has an unfettered dream of promoting large-scale peace and development across the world.