Our Fellows
Ayesha Lutschini
Education
University of Queensland
Ventures
SVC Selected
Fellow Class
Issue Area(s)

Bio

Ayesha Lutschini is the Founder and Director of Meri Toksave. She was born and raised in Papua New Guinea and this helped shape her passion towards social justice and international development. Ayesha is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies) and Bachelor of Social Science (Development) Dual Degree at the University of Queensland. Ayesha has been passionately involved with The Oaktree Foundation (Australia's first youth led aid and development organisation). She has been a 2007 Ambassador and 2010 Group Leader for the Make Poverty History Roadtrips which lobbied the Australian government to keep their commitments to foreign aid, the 2010 Live Below the Line Queensland Promotions Manager, and the 2013 Roadtrip to End Poverty Queensland Route Coordinator. In March 2013, Ayesha was a delegate to the World Model United Nations. Although most of Ayesha's work has been predominantly centered on poverty alleviation, Meri Toksave was born out of Ayesha’s commitment and passion to address social justice issues and her love of her home country. She is really excited to be working on such an incredible project with a wonderful team in order to help address Gender Based Violence in Papua New Guinea.