Meet Mihiret Kumbi, the latest addition to our team

Who am I?

I am an urban and inner-cities student at the University of Winnipeg. I have experience working with newcomer communities, people living in poverty, government institutions, inner-city residents, and community-based organisations on various community driven development projects.

What am I passionate about?

My passion is to work with and advocate for socially and economically marginalized groups (indigenous communities, recent immigrants, and low-income families) to bring changes that would improve their social, economic, spiritual, and cultural well-being.

What am I proud of?

I am proud of being a community development practitioner, a human rights advocate, a mother, and a wife.

Who has inspired me (living) to be the best I possibly can be?

I find inspiration in a variety of people. I should have to say that the person who has greatly inspired me in my life is my father. He is my greatest life-long teacher. The fact that he did not get the opportunity to attend a formal school did not hinder him from appreciating the value of education and sending all his children to school and supporting them in all possible means so that they can be successful in life. The greatest lesson I learned from my father is the value of hard work and respect.

What are my personal or professional aspirations?

I aspire to become a professional community development practitioner who conducts valuable community-based research that helps to build better communities.