THE MASIKHULE TEAM

Operating in the Helderberg region in the Western Cape.

OUR TEAM

The Masikhule team is made up of professionals who share the same vision for the upliftment of women and children. We work closely with experts in community health, nutrition and education.

Léanne Keet

Founder
Léanne is an Occupational
Therapist with a special interest
in ECD, which led her to launching
Masikhule to encourage the
holistic development of
pre-schoolers in the community.
Paul Harris Fellow awarded 2018

Coreen Vlok

ECD Facilitator and Mentor
Coreen is qualified radiographer
with a great deal of experience in
working with street children and on
community-based projects.
She is a course facilitator and
ECD mentor.

Karen Bufé

Training Coordinator
Karen, a trained staff nurse with
many years of ECD experience,
facilitates a number of our training
courses and mentors numerous
Early Learning Centres. She also
coordinates our training programme
and Registration Project.

Jeanine Andro

Project Manager and ECD Mentor
Jeanine is a qualified teacher with
experience in teaching and project
management.  She is involved with
training and mentoring as well as the
Teachers’ Early Learning
Resource Library.

Sandy Immelman

Marketing and Communications
Sandy has a B.Soc.Sci in Psychology
and many years of experience in the
advertising industry. She manages
the marketing and communication
portfolio and facilitates our Business
Management Course.

Rachille Morison

Project Manager and Mentor
Rachille is a qualified, experienced
ECD teacher who believes that ECD
is the start to a prosperous next
generation. Rachille heads up our
Curriculum Project, facilitates training,
assists with our Resource Library
and mentors ECD practitioners who
have attended Masikhule training.

Anjo du Preez

Early Intervention Project Manager
Anjo is an Occupational Therapist with
a special interest in children with
developmental delays and learning
problems. She provides early
intervention OT screening, group
therapy and mentoring as a support
service to our ECD Programme.

Amanda Bangani

Auxiliary Social Worker
Amanda is a qualified Auxiliary
Social Worker and graduated with
NQF Level 4 (ECD) at the end of
2016.  She has years of experience
interning and working at various
Community-based NGOs in the
Western Cape and is a valued addition
to our Registration Project team

MASIKHULE ADVISORY BOARD

Greet De Wulf

Greet De Wulf has two Master
degrees in law and served many
years as a CCMA commissioner.
Greet has been part of the
Masikhule team since 2010,
training ECD Principals on
employment rights and
responsibilities. In 2014 she
moved to Belgium where
she remains a fervent
ambassador for Masikhule.

(CHAIR)

Erika Kruger

Erika Kruger has an Honours
degree in Counselling Psychology
and Masters degree in Education.
She has been a Therapeutic
Massage Therapist since 1998
and specializes in Wellness
in the Workplace.

Else de Jong

Else de Jong is a qualified
Junior Primary teacher with
over 30 years teaching experience.
She worked for Masikhule for
many years as ECD Facilitator
and Mentor and so brings to the
Board a wealth of knowledge,
expertise and experience.

OUR PARTNERS

Building relationships, pooling resources and working toward common goals are important aspects of the work of Masikhule.

Masikhule makes a positive contribution to the upliftment of communities through skills training, mentorship and capacity building in the field of Early Childhood Development.

The name Masikhule means
‘Let us Grow’ in isiXhosa.
NPO no: 050-955 | PBO no: 930025514

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