How CNSST began
I decided to set up an organisation to help Chinese-speaking migrants to settle well in New Zealand. A group of people who were also all Chinese new settlers from China, Taiwan and other Asian countries gathered together in my home garage and a charitable trust called “Manukau Chinese New Settlers Services Trust” was born on 21 September 1998.
Having founded the organisation, I have been lucky enough to work for it as Executive Director for over 23 years and I had the honour of receiving the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) in 2008 in recognition of work I have done with the local migrant community in New Zealand. I must share the honour with all of my family members, especially my husband and my son, my friends, colleagues and others working for the various communities. We are all trying our very best to make this wonderful country even better. I would like to thank all those people who have helped CNSST Foundation to make our dream a reality.
—- Jenny WANG, QSM
Founder & Executive Director