Jasmine’s life sounds like it’s been pulled out of a movie script. Teaching at a secondary school in South Auckland and seeing the daily struggles of some of her students, Jasmine decided to do something that would give South Aucklanders hope, passion and reasons to live.
“I started this journey as a high school teacher whose life was affected by the needless loss of a young life to suicide. It left me with a need to tell real, raw stories that people could relate to, especially those who felt there was nothing left for them. I wanted to tell stories and explore real issues of everyday South Auckland people so that others reading it could connect in some way.’
Those stories turned into ‘Humans of South Auckland’, a social media movement and with the help of an AMP Scholarship, a team of volunteers and the support of Ko Awatea and Counties Manukau Health, it will soon be available in print as a book.
Take a sneak peek at her journey here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/dare-to-dream/11-09-2016/series-2016-episode-3