Emerge Lanka Foundation is excited to welcome Charuni Ranchigoda to the Emerge Team! Charu has joined us as the Emerge Office Manager and will be integral in keeping our office and programs running smoothly. You might recognize her from the new Emerge video– Charu has been an Emerge Mentor since the inception of the program and spoke about her experience on camera for Emerge.
Read more about Charu, in her own words:
I’m a SLIA Part I qualified Junior Architect who is a past student of the City School of Architecture. One life changing event later, (namely the passing away of my father) while working full time as a junior architect and feeling a need to be involved in some meaningful project, I was introduced to the Emerge mentoring programme by Bryanne. It is a very fulfilling experience and sparked my interest to be further involved with Emerge. When I learned that Emerge was hiring, naturally I applied and was thrilled to be accepted as part of the team.
Having two younger sisters and a very strong mother has strengthened my belief that strong women build strong communities. Having a wonderful father has taught me of women’s right to respect whatever age they may be, from infant to old mother. In my spare time I like to read, write poetry, watch films that refresh my outlook on life, think up various designs for things from living spaces to clothes and jewellery and also to help friends with matters related to all things architecture.