Vision                                                                A world where every young person aspires to be a better version of themself.

                                         mission                                              advance edukos foundation is an active registered non-profit organisation with strong partnerships that create purposeful pathways for young people through Education, Health, arts and skills development.

 Vulnerable young people experienced healing through art, whilst DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS.
young people had access to tutors in our afterschool space.
hours of 1:1 counselling sessions conducted with young people from vulnerable communities
NUTRITIONAL MEALS SERVED TO young people in our programmes.
Board of directors
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Isla Haddow-Flood - Chairperson

A Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption, Oxford-educated Isla Haddow-Flood is a writer, communications and marketing expert who has worked deeply within the education, arts, culture, film and broadcast sectors across Africa.  Since 2011, Isla has been working to Activate  Africa. Working with members of the WikiAfrica movement, she has conceptualised and instigated #OpenAfrica, Kumusha Bus and WikiEntrepreneur. 

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laura spannenberg,
non-executive board member

Laura has been involved in community development for over ten years.  She specifically works with girls from disadvantaged communities and is the cape town representative for GEMS International, where she runs various programmes for young girls from disadvantage communities.    Laura currently manage our social media platforms and offer fundraising support to the director.

Lucas Mthembu Secretary of the board
Lucas Mthembu, Secretary

Lucas first joined the Edukos family as a UCT Masters student intern in 2022.  He assisted in the afterschool space for four months  offering support to the practitioners, as well as giving feedback to help strengthen our programmes.  Later he was identified by the board as a valuable contributor to the board and accepted the nomination as Secretary of the Board.

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Zia Abrahams, 
Youth Representative

Zia attended the first few years of her high school career at  Norman Henshilwood High and completed her grade 12 through online schooling during the 2020 pandemic.  Zia is currently completing a Human Resource Management and Practices Diploma at Damelin College. In her spare time Zia is a private Tutor and owner/entrepreneur of a nail parlour called "Nails by Zee".  

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raabia walljee, treasurer

With passion for mathematics, empowerment through education, community and youth development, Raabia started her professional career in the extended education and development sector. Amongst other accolades Raabia holds a BSc. Hons. (Computational Finance) from the University of the Western Cape, 2011. 

wendy  abrahams, Director/founder

Wendy Abrahams, founded Advance Edukos Foundation in  June of 2020.  Wendy is a qualified Teacher and Counsellor and Community Art Facilitator. she is passionate about youth development work and has been an active community youth worker for 20 years.  Wendy is completed her Honours in Psychosocial Education and is currently completing her Masters in Socio-Education.