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Jonelle Lorantas
Jonelle Lorantas               Senior Teacher & Academic Advisor
                                                     (International Volunteer)
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Jonelle joined us from Perth, Australia in May 2010. Her relocation to Pakistan follows an extensive array of different travel experiences across the world, including several trips to Africa and South-East Asia.

Jonelle’s travels, observations and interactions with different peoples and societies in the developing world, and the affinity that she feels for the people that she has met and grown close to, have spurred a deep interest in development and charity work, particularly evident in her current choice of Masters programme: Development Studies at Murdoch University. This Masters course follows an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Edith Cowan University, and a postgraduate study into Nature-Based Tourism – a new approach to tourism that enables travellers to eliminate poverty as they visit the world.

When she is not working, Jonelle enjoys learning about new cultures through culinary experience. She is a self-described “foodie,” and loves cooking, especially when she has access to fresh spices. She has even cooked goat biryani (rice) previously, and lists chai (tea) and chapattis (flat bread) as some of her favourite foods.

Between working on her degrees, travelling and cooking, Jonelle also manages to find time for another hobby: reading travel narratives. Additionally, while in Pakistan she hopes to study Urdu to a proficient level.

Jonelle is eagerly looking forward to working with the children at the Kaghan Memorial School. She was inspired to volunteer for KMT after going through one of our newsletters, forwarded to her by a friend in Africa.

Ms. Narumi Nurulfitrah    Senior Teacher & Academic Advisor
                                                      (International Volunteer)
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Narumi joins us from Jakarta, Indonesia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a second concentration on Politic of Identity and Peace Studies. Her Degree was then followed by a Fellowship Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Resolution held by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Prior to joining KMT, she was a Project Assistant for Culture at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), at its Jakarta Bureau for 2 years. She was responsible for developing project plans, monitoring, reporting and evaluating project implementation, as well as assisting with fundraising programmes in five cluster countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Timor Leste).
In 2008, during her freshman year in college, she started her teaching experience as a volunteer English Teacher in an open school for homeless children in the most disadvantaged areas in Jakarta, and continued teaching Foreign Language privately until 2012.

Her first encounter with Pakistan was in December 2012, when she conducted an independent survey in four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Punjab Province, which immediately inspired her to contribute to peace making and development in the country. She is now happily extending her support and commitment to this good cause through her work at KMT, and envisions quality education for all.

Ms. Elena Nicolai      Senior Teacher & Academic Advisor
                                                      (International Volunteer)
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Elena Nicolai comes from Venice, Italy. She holds a PhD in Italian Philology and Literature and in Classical Studies. She also recently completed a Master’s Degree on Immigration, Migrations and Integration Policies. She has previously worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Padua and has also worked as a Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian and Social Studies teacher in numerous secondary schools. In 2010 and 2012 she volunteered for projects in Madagascar and Togo. Her vast travel experience also includes visits to various countries in the Middle East where she enjoyed learning how to speak Arabic. She is a real animal lover, particularly when it comes to dogs and horses and she also enjoys walking.

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6.  Shamaila Haider Teacher  
7.  Saira Parveen Teacher  
8.  Nosheen Akhter Teacher  
9.  Raeesa Gul Teacher  
10.  Irum Bibi Teacher  
11.  Mediha Bibi Teaching Assistant  
12.  Mehwish Iqbal Teaching Assistant  
13.  Afshan Naz Teaching Assistant  
14.  Rabia Toheed Khan Teaching Assistant  
15.  Kinza Bibi Teaching Assistant  
16.  Salma Bibi Teaching Assistant  
17.  Nadia Bibi Teaching Assistant  



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