Anu is the founder of Te Karanga and the lead for the Te Karanga Journeys. She was born in New Zealand and earned her medical degree at the University of Auckland. She worked for international non-governmental organizations on child health and disaster relief in India before coming to New York City, where she trained in Pediatrics, Global Health and Public Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Anu went on to train in Tropical and Travel Medicine at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Peru, to work with the NYC Department of Health on Pediatric Tuberculosis, and then to become the Director of Education for the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During her 8 years in this role, Anu managed international training programs for Mount Sinai medical students, public health students and doctors.
Since 1995, Anu has worked in Sri Lanka, Haiti, Mozambique, Uganda, Colombia and India on maternal and child health, nutrition and disaster relief projects, and has more than a decade of experience in creating and leading experiential educational programs across the globe.
Founder and Director of Te Karanga
Natasha Anushri Anandaraja
Participants work with and learn from organizations that strive to address issues of human rights, environmental protection, health and education in their own communities. Questioning our assumptions about what it takes to “do good,” we explore our collective impact on our world and our own role as agents of change.
TE KARANGA OFFERS LEARNING JOURNEYS THAT CROSS THE GLOBE FROM THE USA, EUROPE AND THE PACIFIC, TO MOZAMBIQUE, MALAWI AND INDIA.
Are you ready for a new vision of your world and your unique role in it? At Te Karanga, our learning journeys are right for anyone who is seeking new ways of engaging the greater global good and who is ready to learn. Come discover the energy, courage and inspiration you need to take the next step in your life.
Te Karanga reflects this beautiful movement of welcoming travelers onto new ground. Te Karanga also represents the inner call that compels us to journey out from our everyday lives, to discover ourselves and the world, and to offer ourselves in service to what we find.
IN THE MAORI LANGUAGE OF AOTEAROA
(NEW ZEALAND), A KARANGA IS A CALL OR CHANT OF WELCOME. IT IS SUNG BY A FEMALE ELDER TO WELCOME VISITORS INTO A COMMUNITY'S HOME.