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Keenjal Pattni-Shah

Kindergarten teacher in Toronto - Canada

- doing PhD research on how teachers can connect with parents who are now settled in Canada


Keenjal is the daughter of Kantibhai Velji Pattni and married to Jignesh Shah (originally from Mumbai and cousin of Vipul Amrutlal Shah - the film maker). Her grandfather is Velji Pitamber (one of the Parajiya pioneers who settled in Zanzibar in the early 1900s.  For further reading click - Parajiya Soni history - Zanzibar


Keenjal’s Research: “Bridging the gap Gap: Home-school partnerships in kindergarten.” – How to reach out to parents who have recently arrived in Canada may not be familiar with Toronot school system and may speak little or no English

Jignesh - Keenjal

Keenjal appeared on TVO on September 16th on programme called 'Your Voice'.

Click Keenjal on TVO. Click the play button and for full screen click twice on screen.

She hopes to publish her study in scholarly journals devoted to early childhood education. Following was an article on Keenjal that appeared in the Canadian Newspaper:

Our thanks to Ajay Pattni, Stafford VAUSA (Keenjal's cousin) who assisted us in preparing Keenjal's profile