About us

Our Team

Our core team is based in Hoedspruit and works hands-on in our schools and communities. We put in countless hours to improve education and the lives of the children in the area.

We receive invaluable support from our Board of Directors who meet quarterly to ensure good governance, strongly defined work ethics and assist with financial decisions.

Our Board of Directors:

Deon Huysamer

Deon Huysamer

Chairman, 2007

John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite

Deputy Chairman, 2009

Jen Howson

Jen Howson

2007

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

2014

Corné Havenga

Corné Havenga

2015

Greg Royce

Greg Royce

2016

Hennie Jacobs

Hennie Jacobs

Secretary, 2015

Our Operational Team:

Corné Havenga

Corné Havenga

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Craig

Laura Craig

Financial manager

Cecilia Theron-Du Preez

Cecilia Theron-Du Preez

Office administrator/Design

Cecilia van der Merwe

Cecilia van der Merwe

Library coordinator

Sabrina Chielens

Sabrina Chielens

Project support/Photography

Winky Mokgope

Winky Mokgope

Support-a-School manager

Maswabi Lewele

Maswabi Lewele

Eco Educator

Sifiso Lukhele

Sifiso Lukhele

Eco Educator

Lorraine Malatji

Lorraine Malatji

Eco Educator

Nstwako Manyike

Nstwako Manyike

Eco Educator

Tshegofatso Mkhonto

Tshegofatso Mkhonto

Eco Educator

Rhulani Mathonsi

Rhulani Mathonsi

Eco Educator

Lydia Mahlakoane

Lydia Mahlakoane

Librarian

Patrick Ndlovu

Patrick Ndlovu

Eco Educator & Librarian

Lindy Sekome

Lindy Sekome

Librarian

Delhia Cornillon

Delhia Cornillon

Development Coordinator (AVI Volunteer)

Ian Shoebotham

Ian Shoebotham

Eco education consultant

Hannah Barnes

Hannah Barnes

Maths coordinator

Catharina Robbertze

Catharina Robbertze

Communication consultant

Chloë Cooper

Chloë Cooper

Publication

Our Partners

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all organisations and individuals that contribute to Eco Children projects. With your invaluable support we are able to implement successful programmes, bringing positive change to the lives of many.

Keyhole Gardens at 6 SCHOOLS

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

WINNERS’ EXCURSIONS HOSTED

BOOKS IN 4 LIBRARIES

SCHOOL UNIFORMS DONATED

PUBLICATIONS

Get In Touch

Physical address: 391 Huilboerboon Street, Unit 5, Time Square, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)82 713 8778

Email: corne@ecochildren.co.za

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Tax Exemption Status

Donations, gifts and grants made to Eco Children are tax deductible in the hands of donors, subject to the limitations prescribed in section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

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