Robbie Francis

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In 2013 Robbie was given the opportunity to intern for an international disability rights group in Mexico. Having witnessed first hand the shocking conditions many people with disabilities are forced to live in, she decided to become an active part of the solution. So in 2014 she and her friends co-founded The Lucy Foundation.

Robbie, who lives with a disability herself, is particularly passionate about developing more inclusive, safer and peaceful communities through sustainable and collaborative initiatives. She is working on her PhD at the University of Otago National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research is focused on the experiences of people with disabilities during conflict and displacement. Robbie is a member of the expert reference group advising the New Zealand Government on the 2016-2026 Disability Strategy.

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Awesome night at Caii-Michelle's Disaster Relief Concert for children affected by the Mexican earthquake last year. It was a beautiful fusion of New Zealand and Mexican culture. To help raise money Caii-Michelle also produced an album for the concert and $2 of every CD sold goes to TLF! Thank you thank you! (Coffee sponsored by Able Coffee Collaborative Colab Cafe and Coffee Educators Ltd )

#disasterrelief #mexicoearthquake #caiimichelle #thelucyfoundation #mexiconz #ablecoffeecollaboratove #colabcafe #coffeeeducators

[Image description: Three photos. The top photo is of Erin Gough and Courtney Wilson. Erin wears black with a colourful flower necklace. Courtney has blond hair and red lipstick. Bottom two photos show a stage photo of Caii-Michele wearing a red dress and singing with a band. The other photo shows the event booklet with sponsor logos]
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6 days ago

Three life lessons for making a difference from Robbie Francis - learn to live with Lucy (your so called weakness), start with the person next to you and do things differently. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Amazing to listen to Robbie’s journey ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Robbie Francis speaking at the charter of Rototuna Rotary about her journey. Inspiring young woman 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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A message from our TLF Mum, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders <3

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To all our New Zealand mums, mums-to-be and mums at heart, Happy Mother's Day! #mexicansignlanguage #thelucyfoundation
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