Haji Charania

Junior Achievement B.C. honours stalwart Saanich volunteer

Haji Charania recognized for 10 years of service in 100 Greater Victoria classrooms

The countless volunteer efforts of Saanich resident Haji Charania were celebrated at St. Andrew’s Regional High School earlier this week.

Charania was honoured during National Volunteer Week (April 12 to 18) for his work with the Junior Achievement B.C., which he’s been with since 2006, providing 10 years of consistent and unwavering volunteer service to our organization, said Junior Achievement regional manager Deborah Wakeham.

“As a non-profit organization, we hope that our volunteers will generously donate their time in two classrooms each school year. In the case of Haji, it’s a bit different,” Wakeham said. “Looking back through ten years of files and records on the volunteer contributions that Haji has made, one would expect to find record of him volunteering in 20 classrooms.

“But over the 10 years of volunteer services provided, Haji has volunteered in over 100 school classrooms.”

It’s not only the time that Charania gives, but it’s the sharing of his knowledge, experience and expertise with youth that Junior Achievement of BC is grateful for, she added.

Junior Achievement is a world-wide non-profit organization celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

 

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