This February, all month long, we’re honouring the work of 28 inspiring leaders. Women who are drawing upon and celebrating their culture while making a lasting difference in their community using their gifts. From authors and teachers, CEOs to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit directors, artists, and more, these women are changing the face of leadership.

These are truly women to watch and veza community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Ami Kambo.

Ami is a secondary school teacher, and has been an educator for 15 years. She is also a wife, and proud mom to boy/girl twins. Ami is passionate about social justice issues, and embraces teaching issues in social justice and multiculturalism. Ami feels that everyone has a special trait that they should recognize and be proud of, and she strives to make learning fun and meaningful for her students

She also feels that she learns something new every day.

So tell us, Ami…

What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?

My passion for discussing current issues in our community, and the guarantee that my day will include some laughs! My students are awesome.

How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?

Being honest and vulnerable. Showing others that it’s okay to be real, and also that it’s okay to be excited for school and learning. Not to worry what others think: own who you are.

What is one change you’d like to see in the world?

I’d like to see more empathy and compassion for each other. Less judgement, and more positive action.

Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?

Finding love, and mommyhood. It’s a dream come true raising twins with the man I love.  

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Ami!

Learn more about her work and stay connected via her Facebook page.

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