SIKANDAR Hayat says he’ll donate 20 per cent of his salary to support extra-curricular programs at Surrey schools if he’s elected school trustee this November.
Hayat says: “Recognizing the need to provide quality education to local students at affordable prices, my wife Suzanne Yu and I founded Amazing Tutors 10 years ago. We have helped thousands of students and continue to serve the local community.”
Hayat adds: “After living in Surrey for nearly 15 years, I recognize the important role education plays in our community. As a parent of two daughters currently enrolled in a local Surrey public school, my investment in the education system has never been stronger.”
His mission statement: “To seek guidance and wisdom from all stakeholder groups for the betterment of our students and to make Surrey schools a shining example of what the public education system can be by promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment.”
* Safer schools: development / promotion of programs for at-risk students and at-risk behaviours.
* More youth leadership opportunities: creating curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership capacity and to promote positive role-models in the greater Surrey community
* Increased funding for Learning Support programs and special needs students to assist classroom teachers
* More parent, community and student engagement in making policies to meet the needs of our students and reflect community wishes
Hayat’s volunteer experience includes:
* S.M.S. PAC, former Chairman
* The M.Y.C. (a local youth centre), former Vice-President
* Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, assisted seniors with their shopping needs
* Oakridge Seniors’ Centre, volunteered with food preparation
* The Living Room Drop-In Activity Center, served food to the mentally ill
* W.E. Kinwig Elementary School PAC, member