Sibongile holds a Master of Science degree and has over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including managing After School programmes, leading organisational operations and heading a youth development organisation. Her responsibilities include overseeing strategy, advocacy and fundraising.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in International Development and Politics from the University of Leeds, UK. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 10 years in four different countries, focusing predominantly on community development and education. In her role, Zoe manages our national grants work.
Communications & Advocacy Officer
Somila holds a Masters Degree in Media & Cultural Studies, with seven years of experience in the NGO Education sector. Her interests lie in developmental writing and creative arts practice. Somila leads the MEL, Advocacy and Communications strategy to demonstrate the importance and impact of After School.
Gabriel has a Business Administration degree, a Diploma in Accounting, and another in Credit Management. He has worked in the public sector as an accountant and auditor for over 15 years. Gabriel’s work focuses on financial accounting and management for The Learning Trust and other non-profits.
Monica holds a BA Degree and over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her experience over the years has offered her a broad understanding of the complexities of community development work. Monica is based in Makhanda where she is responsible for deepening our work in the Eastern Cape.
Sibulele holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, with a passion for sports and people development. He has over six years of work experience in student support, mentoring and counselling. In his role, Sibulele is responsible for providing ongoing support to our grantees in the Western Cape.
Ongeziwe holds a BA Honours in Development Studies with over 5 years in the NPO Sector. She is passionate about Education and Youth Development. Her experience in the sector includes Project Management, facilitation and training. Ongeziwe is responsible for supporting grantees in Gauteng
Chubeka holds qualifications in Social Science/International Relations and has volunteered and worked in the NPO sector for over six years. Her passion lies in developing youth and seeing impact transcend beyond societal barriers. In her role, Chubeka supports programmes, fundraising, and communications.
Christine V. Downton