Carolyn Brooke, engagement manager

“I want to help children as children deserve our help to access the basics. I believe accessing education, and the stimulation, inspiration and opportunities it brings, is the key to breaking cycles and to brighter, healthier, stronger futures for children. Education is a key focus for ChildFund in the dedicated communities we work in and I love being part of this. All children are precious."

While I am absolutely privileged to be a ChildFund New Zealand staff member, I was first ChildFund supporter! Ifact, I’m coming up to 20 years as a child sponsor. In my over five years working here (minus two breaks to have my sons) I have done a few different roles including working with some of our major donors but right now my big focus is our digital content and strategySo, this means a lot of storytelling and content creation through a variety of media. My experience and qualifications are in both business and journalism, but perhaps most importantly I bring to the job motivation and deep enthusiasm for the work we do to help children overseas.  

When I’m not working (I work part-time, 20 hours per week), I’m usually looking after my two young sons or spending time with my husband. I also read a lot of books, I exercise, I bake and when the weather is good, we go to the beach.