Mrs Karla Sanders, of Alexandra, MNZM, for services to bullying prevention
Karla Sanders is founder and CEO of Sticks ‘n Stones, a strengths-based bullying prevention programme led by youth. Her approach has been integrated into more than 100 schools in New Zealand and has had a profound effect on the community. She works with the Ministry of Education to centre student action as part of the annual Bully Free NZ week. She has partnered with Facebook to present workshops in more than 40 schools nationally. She co-designed ICON.org.nz, the web application which gives young people honest, practical and relatable strategies when they are experiencing negativity online. Mrs Sanders has facilitated at conferences and held several workshops internationally with her students.