Nisani Gnanasoorian

Programme Delivery Officer

What is your motivation for working on UpRising? 

A few years ago I was a participant on the Fastlaners programme and it’s really exciting to be part of the team that helped me figure out my first steps in my career. I am looking forward to equipping young people with the confidence and skills they need to get their dream jobs. 

What were you doing before working at UpRising? 

I have been working with young people for over 5 years now on different programmes including NCS and ICS. Just before the pandemic hit, I was a ICS Team Leader in Gorkha, Nepal delivering a livelihoods programme to help farmers upscale their businesses. 

What is one piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self? 

You are not expected to have it all figured out and you probably never will, in fact rarely anyone does. Just go along with the flow and enjoy the process - you’ll be alright!