Kaathima is an Early Childhood Development strategist and implementer. She has worked in the NPO sector for 8 years. Her experience crosses various strategic, programmatic and implementation roles, including serving on the board of the National ECD Alliance and the Driver Group of the South African Parenting Programme Implementers Network. Previously, she worked as a public and social-sector management consultant, supporting government entities and social enterprises
Karen RossProgramme Manager
Karen has worked for the last 10 years in community development, setting up and running sustainable livelihoods programmes in Kayamandi.
Prior to this she ran her own business and worked in the corporate sphere managing events, entertainment, client services and the development and implementation of an online ticketing system.
She has also taught in a number of schools and has a keen interest in education.
Vuyo Ntlangu Programme Manager
Vuyo is a graduate of the University of Cape Town in law and public policy.
He is also an alumnus of the United States International Visitor Leadership Program and received training in Washington DC, New York, Tucson, Minnesota and California in humanitarian protection and public international law.
Prior to Mikhulu, Vuyo managed human rights, social cohesion and violence prevention projects. He enjoys playing cricket for relaxation.
Zikhona JongizuluProgramme Co-ordiantor
Zikhona has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work obtained from University of Fort Hare. She completed voluntary work at the Sizakuyenza shelter in Philippi and worked for Cesvi Foundation as a Project Coordinator as well as a Sexual Violence Program Manager at Mosaic Training Services.
She is also a keen writer – and is in the process of publishing an isiXhosa book (Ndiligqiyazana Nje Ndomelele).
Ian MillerFinance Officer
Ian has over 30 years finance and audit experience. He is passionate about Early Childhood and Youth Development and is instrumental in building and equipping various community based libraries and ECD centres across disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape.
Ian also developed various youth programs that focus on GBV+F, gangsterism and drugs. He is a firm believer in prevention rather than after the fact solutions.