Program Coordinator, Gender-Based Violence
Sachini Rajapaksa is a dynamic individual with a unique blend of cultural heritage and professional experience. Hailing from a Sri Lankan-American background, she carries the richness of Sinhalese culture and language. Growing up in a Sri Lankan family that held strong values of advocating for Sri Lankan rights, Sachini imbibed the spirit of activism from an early age. She actively participated in the political movement, channeling her energy towards creating positive change in the community. Recognizing a need to make a meaningful impact, Sachini worked with a domestic violence and human trafficking non-profit. This allowed her to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by these issues. Sachinis educational pursuits reflect her commitment to understanding the complexities of society.
She pursued studies at California State University, Fullerton, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a specialized focus on deviance and crime. This academic journey provided her with invaluable insights into the root causes of societal issues. Currently she is working in SAN as a AWAZ Gender Based Violence Program Coordinator. Sachini’s ultimate goal is to pave the way for survivors to break free from the cycle of violence and embark on a journey of healing and growth. Through education, empowerment, and access to resources, she empowers individuals to become self-reliant and resilient.