Tāmaki College staff and students call her Nanny Barb.

She's a popular member of the school community as she volunteers every day to ensure students don't go hungry and finds time to find uniforms for those who need it.

Barbara Tekare studied at Tāmaki College and worked there also. 

Nowadays she's retired but that hasn't stopped her being at the college  night and day as a volunteer to make sure the students are well equipped. 

Once all the work in the kitchen is over, Nanny Barb begins her work on repairing and cleaning uniforms from the lost and found for kids who don't have the means to buy a new one. 

Nanny Barb believes her work will inspire other communities to nurture the next generation of future leaders.