Khaylen Huriwai-Teleaga – Whānau coordinator

Born in Kenepuru, Khaylen has lived in various places throughout the world including India, Australia and South Korea. He moved back to Wellington in 2007, where he attended Wellington College for 3 years. Khaylen has graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelors in Law and was admitted to the bar in 2015. He has volunteered for both the Wellington and Porirua Community Law Centres and takes great enjoyment from working with youth and families.

Khaylen is our Whānau and Programme Coordinator. He works with the Principals and schools to help ensure that the children are getting the most out of the programme. His other main duty is to work with the parents of our children to help strengthen the notion of technology in our homes. This is achieved through training sessions and presentations with parents and carers to grow their understanding of the new changes occurring in the schools.

Khaylen is excited to be a part of Te Mana o Kupe and to be working in the community, helping our future leaders.

Sasha Baishev – Software developer

Sasha hails from Russia and joined Te Mana o Kupe as an intern following completion of his Graduate Diploma at Whitireia Community Polytech. For his final semester research project, Sasha worked with a team to develop a software solution to support administration. It needed to be accessible by our partner schools, as well as the Trust. Sasha has helped the Trust to pilot the resulting programme and is working on further developments. Sasha also provides technical support and training.