CARINA ESGUERRA

National Programme Manager for the Future Leaders Programme at Inspiring Stories


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Carina is the national Programme Manager for the Future Leaders Programme at Inspiring Stories.  She supports Future Leaders to build their leadership and entrepreneurship capabilities through projects that tackle local challenges. Carina also supports eight amazing Local Coaches to help youth connect, learn, and make a difference for themselves and their communities.

Carina is also heavily involved in community work in the areas of music and culture. She runs the Wellington Kulintang music group, performs in Indonesian gamelan ensembles (with whom she’s performed at Homegrown, WOMAD, and recorded for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’), and recently taught music to adults with disabilities at Alpha Art Studio. She also manages the Bahasa Indonesia language group ‘Warung Kopi’.Carina is a member of multiple networks that relate to the key focus areas of her work: community, education, cultural understanding, music/arts, and the empowerment of minority groups