Creating purposeful pathways for tomorrow’s trailblazers.
We exist to help youth navigate through life’s paths with the right tools and human support by their side. Our overall goal is to keep learners in school, to obtain better grades and to graduate from grade 12 with a vision in mind. To decrease the use of alcohol and drug abuse, sexual behavior leading to teenage pregnancies and to minimize youth crime in the community. Give youth opportunities to develop leadership and decision-making skills, whilst developing new skills and interest. Provide enriching, creative activities they can participate in.
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.
Strong character points are; Passionate – approaching life and pushing for positive results with energy and enthusiasm, Driven – consistently putting in focus, single minded efforts in order to achieve objectives, Determined – never giving up, overcoming obstacles, planning and confidently persisting. Qualifications include Master’s in Social Work (MA in Child and Family Studies) from the University of Western Cape, Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work (B. SOC.SCI. Social Work Honours) at the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
With passion for mathematics, empowerment through education, community and youth development, Raabia started her professional career in the extended education and development sector. Academic history includes; Extended Education Practitioner Training Programme (EEPTP), Stellenbosch University, Master of Science (Mathematics), Stellenbosch University, 2014. Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, African Institute of Mathematical Science (AIMS – South Africa) and Stellenbosch University, 2012. BSc. Hons (Computational Finance), University of the Western Cape, 2011. BSc. Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of the Western Cape, 2010.
Laura was involved in Junior Youth Leader 2010 – 2014, Liturgical Dance Ministry Head – 2005 – 2018, Holiday Club Co - Leader – 2010 – To - date (Biggest outreach event of the SBC, Treasurer – St. Paul’s Primary School, Member of Event and Fundraising Committees – St. Paul’s Primary, Certified ICB Junior Bookkeeper 2011. Laura is the Cape Town coordinator for GEMS Girls South Africa. The GEMS Girls allows her to contribute to young girls from the ages of 4 – 18. Programmes include but not limited to Bible study, skills development and mentorship.