Susan Baragwanath (NZ) is an independent consultant. She was a career secondary school teacher and administrator who taught internationally. She is the founder of He Huarahi Tamariki Schools, Maori for ‘a chance for children’. Her program plan was to provide basic formal education and training for teen parents to graduate from high school. These include high quality pre-schools. The highly acclaimed schools were honored and became models, replicated in more than 50 locations. Of her fellowship, Baragwanath states, “being an Eisenhower Fellow meant that other people believed I could change things for the better at a time when I was finding it almost insurmountable. It gave me the knowledge and confidence that I was doing the right thing”. She now lives in the Netherlands where her husband is an international judge. She works between her home in The Hague and Geneva, Switzerland


He Huarahi Tamariki Schools


Independent Consultant Founder

Areas of Interest

At-Risk Youth, Child Welfare, Development, Education
  • susan baragwanath

Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Destination Country

United States