My name is Lokshana Groodoyal, but my friends call me “Lana” because Lokshana can be hard to pronounce for others😉 I’m 17 years old (enjoying my last year before I’m legally an adult 😊). I live in Coquitlam, BC and currently attending Dr. Charles Best Secondary School. My favourite subject would be all of them, except math because we don’t get along too well, but if I had to choose one it would be an introductory Spanish class, I took in grade 11, which was challenging, but FUN.
I was born and raised in a beautiful, little Paradise called Mauritius Island. (Did you think I was from India? 😊 Don’t worry I get that a lot where they assume, I’m from India because of my skin colour) However, I do follow the Hindu & Marathi religion, which are the same religion followed by the Indians. I moved to Canada when I was 10 and I can tell you that I love it here, everyone is nice and polite, but of course, your motherland would always be your motherland. I can be quite mysterious to people who don’t know me yet, but once you get to know me, you’ll realize how open of a book I am 😊.
Something that might surprise others is that I am multilinguistic. I speak French (mother-tongue), Creole, English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Spanish (basic-understanding). I know that’s a lot, but what can I say I have a passion for languages. I just adore all the different types of language that I wish I could learn all of them. However, I’m also passionate about social sciences, law, and volunteering. Just a fun fact about me, – I like volunteering better than a job, I know that if I work I would earn money, but the love, the experiences and people I meet/gain from volunteering, I feel like I won’t be able to gain the same with a job because I believe that helping my community means doing it voluntarily and I don’t want to do it to get something in return/ for them to pay me. However; you do need a job for university, which I will get, but I will also try to volunteer for my community.
Moving on, during my free time I enjoy reading mystery, fantasy or fictional books, adore nature walks, love swimming, dancing, biking, watch movies and of course hang out with friends. To relax, I usually go for nature walks or listening to music. I enjoy all music genres, but I must get the “get up and dance” vibe from it 😉. One of my strongest attributes is teamwork and leadership as I have experience as a French Tutor, Facilitator Assistant, Big Sister role and many more.
And last, but not least, I joined Butterfly Effect (social responsibility) because first of all the name “butterfly” made me go “ooouuu interesting” 😊, second of all to meet and connect with new people, to gain more knowledge, experiences about new things on global perspectives and impacts.
I look forward to connecting with you all!