MEET OUR TEAM

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Chief Executive Officer

Agueda Colom

Agueda has a wealth of experience working with young people and fundraising in the NGO sector. She has run several programmes for youth in South Africa and is passionate about the development of young people through education. She studied International Relations and Social Communication at the University of the Republic of Uruguay. Agueda believes in teaching people to fish instead of giving them fish. 

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Chief Operations Officer

Thabisile Botjie

Thabisile is passionate about education and the power it has to change South African communities. She holds a Master’s in Finance and Investment from the University of the Witwatersrand and has volunteer experience in facilitating a youth programme in her community.

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Director of Policy and Campaigns

Phomello Mojapelo

Phomello Mojapelo is an experienced professional who is currently pursuing a MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and values education and its impact on the lives of previously disadvantaged South Africans. 

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Projects Director

Vicki Bolton

Vicki is an experienced teacher with extensive volunteer experience which includes directing and facilitating youth programmes in Johannesburg. She holds a BA Degree in Education specialising in primary school. She strives to cultivate her passion for teaching and youth to help shape young people who are driven. 

ADVISORS

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Dr. Ozoemena Joan Ibeziako

Family Physician

Dr. Ozo is a Specialist Family Physician whose interest is in promoting a holistic reproductive health care. She has undergone training in Fertility Education and Medical Management, a comprehensive, science-based, integrated women’s health program. She is a certified  and experienced teacher of Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning. She is also a certified educator of teens and young adults on Sexuality Teaching in the Context of Adult Responsibility (TeenStar), a programme in education of affectivity and sexuality. She is passionate about promoting principles and values that create an environment for the personal growth of the individual as well as the family. 

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Evelyn Tiren

Pharmacist

Evelyn is an experienced pharmacist with seventeen years of working experience in administrative organization, business planning, personnel management, pharmaceutical marketing and regulatory affairs. She also has years of experience working for a foundation in Kenya that advocates for the education of girls and women. Evelyn holds an MBA and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Business Administration and Management, at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Irene Porres

Edupreneur

Irene holds a BCom (Honours) in Strategic Management from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Northeastern University in the USA. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has worked as a high school teacher in South Africa for over 7 years. Irene is passionate about the education of young people and invests a lot of time in exploring alternative methods of education.