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

Consultant

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

Lorraine Malatji

Lorraine Malatji

Eco Educator

Nstwako Manyike

Nstwako Manyike

Eco Educator

Tshegofatso Mkhonto

Tshegofatso Mkhonto

Eco Educator

Rhulani Mathonsi

Rhulani Mathonsi

Librarian

Lydia Mahlakoane

Lydia Mahlakoane

Librarian

Patrick Ndlovu

Patrick Ndlovu

Eco Educator & Librarian

Lindy Sekome

Lindy Sekome

Librarian

Catharina Robbertze

Catharina Robbertze

Communication consultant

Chloë Cooper

Chloë Cooper

Publication

Andiswa Mighty Mabika

Andiswa Mighty Mabika

Eco Educator

Lolo Ruth Dilebo

Lolo Ruth Dilebo

Librarian

Siobhan Bentley

Siobhan Bentley

Marketing and Research

Tsoseletso Chiloane

Tsoseletso Chiloane

Eco Educator

Tiyani Mathebula

Tiyani Mathebula

Eco Educator

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.