We sat down with our new Sydney Events and Placement Support team member, Kim Ngo, to find out why she chose to join The Pyjama Foundation’s team (family), and to know what drives her, and other fun little tidbits!
Why did you apply for the role of ‘Events and Placement Support’?
I had been working in Advertising for many years and wanted so desperately for a change to do something more fulfilling. I had also trained to be a Pyjama Angel last year so I was already in love with the organisation and what it stood for. So naturally, when this opportunity came up, I jumped at it.
What do you love most about your job (so far)?
That it’s meaningful and I feel like I can contribute to something worthwhile. I’ve also only been here for a short period of time, but everyone I have met has been extremely positive and welcoming. I feel like I’m surrounded by genuinely nice people.
What challenges are you currently facing? (And how are you working to overcome them)
Probably just wrapping my head around the role and industry. Also to not get teary and cry at literally every story I come across!
What are your goals for the Sydney region/ branch of The Pyjama Foundation?
To recruit as many volunteers as I can and as such, place as many children as I can.
What are you passionate about? / What drives you?
To create social change and to help others. To make my family (and myself) proud about what I do and accomplish.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love food, so I’m often either cooking or eating – there’s also nothing better than a big glass at the end of the week. My cheeky four year old nephew is also my favourite person, so I like to spend time with him too.
What are your favourite places to visit in Sydney?
My parents’ home for my mum’s cooking! Or around Newtown and Surry Hills for some good food and cute bars. You’ll notice there’s a bit of a theme here with food…
What’s your favourite quote?
While there’s life, there’s hope.
What’s a fun fact about you that you’d like to share?
I’m obsessed with horror films and have probably seen most that are made from the last two decades.
What’s your favourite children’s book?
Does Harry Potter count?