This month, Angini Mohammed joined the Epilepsy Toronto team as the newest member of our staff, and we are couldn’t be more delighted. She will be filling a new role as our Public Education Coordinator, and taking on the challenging task of developing our new ‘Train the Trainer Program’.
In this role, Angini will be leading workshops that break down stereotype and stigmas, and build epilepsy awareness. She will be recruiting volunteers to train as ambassadors to help with these presentations, and through the process, building their skills to increase their employability.
What makes Angini uniquely qualified for this role is that not only is she a Social Worker, having completed her graduate studies at the prestigious Brown’s School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri, she also held a similar role, which she deeply loved, at the Daily Bread Food Bank. In addition to this, Angini has an intimate understanding of epilepsy, having been diagnosed with it herself 3 years ago.
“I love a challenge! I’m looking forward to creating more opportunities for people to learn about epilepsy, to increase awareness, and for the ambassadors to be engaged and feel ownership of the project.”
Angini grew up in Trinidad, but came to Toronto to study at the University of Toronto, where she first discovered her passion for social work and a love for Canada. Her studies took her back to Trinidad and then on to the States before she was able to return. “I had applied for permanent residency here in Canada, and the plan all along was to come back here. I’ve been here now for 8 years and I wrote my Citizenship test last week. I just need to take the oath!”
We want to congratulate Angini on her new job and her new Citizenship, and with all the skills and energy she brings, we are thrilled to have as part of our team (plus, we hear she is an avid baker, and we look forward to sampling evidence of this!).
To read more about Angini’s epilepsy story, click here.