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About Us

Pearl of the Islands Foundation Inc. (PIF) is a non-profit organisation established by mainly New Zealanders of Turkish descent in 2006. PIF works comprehensively to celebrate diversity and advance social cohesion between cultures to contribute the educational, cultural and overall social well-being of our community through its established institutions, platforms, and activities.

Our Mission:
– to promote dialogue and education,
– to develop social awareness through lectures, seminars, conferences, festivals, study tours, camps, and humanitarian aid campaigns.

Our Vision:
– to help build an enlightened society full of hope, opportunity, virtues, justice and peace.

PIF stands for democracy, human rights, the non-instrumentalisation of religion in politics, equality, and freedom of speech.

Pearl of the Islands Foundation is a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. Registration number is CC44418.

Our Structure

Day to day operations of the organisation is managed by; Executive Director, Directors and Staff.

PIF has an executive committee that engages in consultation on a regular basis to help run the organisation. Members and volunteers help with functions and events.

The Foundation is supported by an advisory board who offers expert insights in their fields and advises and provides feedback on PIF’s current and on-going projects.