Our Team

Hassiena Marriott

Executive Director

Hassiena holds a science degree and a master’s in education. She is a seasoned educator with over two decades of experience in teaching Maths and Science. Driven by a fervent desire to catalyze change, she champions the creation of compassionate, reflective, and masterful educators. Her purpose: “To use the fire within me to light the fire within others so that together we can brighten up the world.”

Tania Ham

Education Leader

Tania holds a degree in  human ecology and a postgraduate certificate in education. She has expertise in psychology, anthropology, community development, and education. Her career path has taken her from teaching to setting up and managing teacher development hubs in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Her passion lies in empowering others to reach their full potential. Outside work, she finds solace in the pages of books, the beauty of new places, and the inspiration of art galleries.

Tatenda Zimano

Advancement Leader

Tatenda holds a degree in marketing management and most of her work life has been focused on leadership development. She has over 15 years’ experience in project and operations management and leadership development related work. A firm believer in everyone’s potential, she thrives on team effort to achieve great results. Outside work, she loves reading books and spending time with her children.

Jane Dlamini

Operations Manager

Jane holds a degree in accounting and a master’s degree in financial management. She possesses strong systems accounting knowledge and has proven experience in systems implementation, development, and maintenance. Jane is committed to continued growth and excellence with her drive, energy, vision, leadership and implementation skills to make a positive difference.

Lebogang Mokate


Lebogang holds a diploma in accountancy from the University of Johannesburg and an advanced diploma in accounting science from UNISA. A dedicated professional with a background in finance, she has a demonstrated commitment to community service by volunteering at her local church. Lebogang is deeply passionate about finance and education and looks forward to contributing to and gaining greater experience in the field.

Mpumelelo Khumalo

Software Developer & ICT Co-ordinator

Mpumelelo holds a diploma in System Development from Boston City Campus. He has over 3 years experience in Software Development and Programming. He loves spending time exploring the outdoors and is a keen software developer to make the world a better place.

Valentine Mncube

Future Leader Programme Administrator

Valentine holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from UNISA. She has over 3 years’ experience in the finance and administration field. She is proficient with advanced technology. Valentine is passionate about helping people learn new things. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature as it gives her a chance to recharge and reconnect with her thoughts.

Solange Kabeya

Regional Schools Coordinator: Gauteng

Solange holds a bachelor’s degree in education and an advanced diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Solange demonstrates her commitment to student success through her consistent efforts to reach out to people where they are. She is passionate about empowering young minds to realize their potential through education. Beyond work, Solange cherishes family time, finding solace and joy in their company.

Tshego Pule

Regional Schools Coordinator: Northern Cape

Tshegofatso holds a national diploma in financial information systems, a postgraduate certificate in education, and a certificate in project management. Her focus is on empowering both youth and educators alike. Tshego cherishes family time and nurtures a love for intellectual activities like playing chess with her children

Thabelo Fhulufhelo Nemathangale

Regional Schools Coordinator: Limpopo

Thabelo holds a bachelor of education degree. He is passionate about functional partnerships between teacher interns and their various supporting stakeholders. He is also an advocate for the social and emotional well-being of educators and scholars within communities. Thabelo enjoys spending his free time creating safe spaces and contributing to the holistic development of both teachers and students.

Mary-Jane Mkhatshwa

Regional Schools Coordinator: Nkomazi 

Mary-Jane Mkhatshwa has over 32 years working experience in the education sector. Her focus has been on foundation phase, intermediate phase and senior phase. Mary-Jane is a hard worker and is always willing to learn new skills, not forgetting transferring them to others as well.

Andisiwe Sikhenjana

Regional Schools Coordinator: Western Cape

Andisiwe has over 5 years working experience in classroom and school management with a focus on discipline and student issues for high school students. Her passion is in teacher development, especially their emotional intelligence (EQ). She believes that people need to have to work on their emotional intelligence as a lifelong project. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her children by playing games with them and having picnics

Caroline Mashilo

Regional Schools Coordinator: Mbombela

Caroline has a degree in Education and 7 years teaching experience. She is passionate about offering unwavering support to students, empowering them to achieve their learning objectives and reach their full potential. Outside work, Caroline loves reading online novels in her free time.

Cedusizi Mthethwa

Regional Schools Coordinator: Bohlabela

Cedusizi Mthethwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He also has various certificates in Electrical Engineering, which helped him fuel his love for teaching STEM subjects. Cedusizi strives to drive excellence through creating a world full of opportunities for every child in South Africa and the whole of Africa. His commitment is to make a positive impact on the lives of his learners.