Ms Frian Wadia, of Auckland, MNZM for services to disability and education
Ms Frian Wadia, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to disability and education.
Ms Frian Wadia was the Secretary of Auckland Parents of Deaf Children for several years. She is a member of the Chaucer School Board of Trustees, ensuring policies are inclusive, equitable and representative of staff and children. She is a Coordinator of Very Important Parents – Equity in Education, engaging with various agencies to improve education for disabled children. As a Board Member of the Teaching Council, she established and chaired the Inclusive Education Advisory Group. Ms Wadia is a Board member of Parent to Parent, a nationwide not-for-profit organisation supporting families of children with disabilities or health conditions, and Presiding Member of the Lottery Individuals with Disability distribution committee.