School District 34: Gill, Kamal - Board of Education trustee candidate

  • Oct. 24, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Kamal Gill

Kamal Gill

Name: Kamal Gill

Party affiliation (if any):

Education: Bachelor of Science

Occupation: Farmer and Occupational First aid attendant

Previous political experience: Always help candidates and ran in 2008 elections

Residency (city/neighbourhood): Abbotsford

Community involvement: volunteering for the last 31 years where ver I felt I was needed, when my children at school, I was on the pac or helped pac volunteered at community services

Marital status/children: married, have two wonderful children


Social media: facebook page

What do you feel are two key education-related issues Abbotsford voters should be considering when choosing trustee representatives in this civic election?

In order to focus on the problems of students and parents, I have decided to run for a school trustee office in the upcoming elections. I hope to better interpret parents and students’ concerns to the school board. Concerns such as our children’s safety, bullying, and most importantly this rising drug issues the whole Abbotsford community faces today. I would like to ensure each child is getting a equal opportunity for a safe and healthy education. My goal is to see implementation of programs in schools that start at a earlier age of a students’ life, so they can learn early on to make better choices and accommodate them into their lifestyle. In order to do this however, I need the support of the Abbotsford community.

Why, and what would you do to address these issues?

My goal is to see implementation of programs in schools that start at a earlier age of a students’ life, so they can learn early on to make better choices and accommodate them into their lifestyle. In order to do this however, I need the support of the Abbotsford community.

We need to work together to create clear communication between parents, staff, pacs and the school board. I believe that there is a always a solution to every problem, no matter the severity of it.

Abbotsford is a diverse community and I am always trying to get a better understanding of every culture in order to communicate effectively with every parent. Being a mother I listen to the voices of mothers that are not heard. If the whole community gets together, anything is possible. If elected, I would like to see a peaceful, respectful and safe environment for students, teachers, and parents. Our children deserve the best. United we stand, divided we fall.

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