Our Team

 
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STEPHANO NKOSI
Facilitator and Branch -Coordinator

Stephano has been a beneficiary of Ikasi Youth since 2014 and is now a vital member of our team. He has fulfilled numerous roles at Ikasi Youth, from fundraising to facilitation. He is currently in his final year of a degree in Entrepreneurship at CPUT.

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MARESA DU PLESSIS
Project Director

Maresa has a degree in social work and a Masters degree in Health Systems and Services Research. She
has been involved in a number of community projects and has a passion for social justice and seeing people fulfil their true potential. She enjoys working towards evidence based practice in the areas she is involved in.

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JEREMY SMITH
Academic Program Head

 Jeremy joined Ikasi Youth in 2015. He has been involved in Youth Development for over seven years after completing his studies in Practical Theology in 2007. At Ikasi Jeremy manages the Every Day Heroes Club Academic Program, facilitating the English and Mathematics Program.  He considers himself a lifelong student and always wants to learn and educate himself.

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NATHAN ROBERTS
Founding Director

Nathan holds a post graduate diploma in Management (Specializing in Entrepreneurship) from UCT. He has founded many SMMES and social impact campaigns.
Nathan’s passion lies in inspiring youth and helping them realise their true potential. 

AVELEIGH GATEMAN
Curriculum Developer

Aveleigh  loves to create opportunities for youth to develop and grow. She joined Ikasi Youth in 2015 with years of experience in the education, non-profit and art fields, and she has an extensive background as a facilitator, project manager and curriculum designer. Aveleigh has a degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Masters degree in Arts & NGO management from the EDHEC Business School in France. She has spent the last 10 years traveling her own path and working throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

"I dwell in possibility..." - Emily Dickinson

GCINOKUHLE MADONDO
Facilitator and Ikasi Ambassador

Gcinokuhle has successfully graduated from the three year long Heroes Journey Program, completed the Heroes Beyond Program and is now a valued facilitator of the coursework he benefited from.