Chief Executive Officer
Kaathima is an Early Childhood Development strategist - she has worked as a management consultant to the public and social sectors, and worked directly in the social sector in various strategic, programmatic and implementation roles.
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.
Zikhona has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work obtained from University of Fort Hare. She has done voluntary work at the Sizakuyenza shelter in Philippi and worked for Cesvi Foundation as a Project Coordinator as well as with Mosaic Training Services and Healing Centre as a Sexual Violence Program Manager. She is a writer and in the process of publishing her isiXhosa book (Ndiligqiyazana Nje Ndomelele).
Board of Directors
Fatima is a partner in the Accounting and Auditing Technical department at Deloitte and has been in the division for eight years. In this role, she supports both the audit practice as well as clients in interpreting and applying IFRS and GRAP. She also served on the board of a national South African NGO called SANZAF.
Linda is a developmental psychologist and adult educator with nearly 40 years of research, training and programming experience in the early childhood development sector. She has undertaken extensive research on ECD policy, programming and training strategies in South Africa, the Eastern and Southern African region and internationally.
Tebogo is a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She was formerly a Managing Partner at Monitor South Africa, and a Director at North Road Consulting. Tebogo is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.