The Team

Board of Directors

Justin Carlse
Chairperson & Managing Director of EduLift SA NPC

196c8472-740a-431b-8f52-a867f64d3b6eCurrently studying towards an MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand. Justin worked as the Grade 8 & 9 teacher for the Lesedi Outreach Programme at HeronBridge College during 2017. It was during this time that he founded EduLift SA after discussions with the Lesedi team revealed a massive 100 students on a waiting list. Justin called upon his friends for assistance, and together they built EduLift SA  which now offers its own free Saturday School programme to more than 200 children from underprivileged communities in Johannesburg.  During the national coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, he started the Meals For Life initiative to keep EduLift SA involved with communities that were struggling even though EduLift SA could not run its normal Saturday School classes. He often quotes the struggle stalwart, Charlotte Manye Maxeke, “This work is not for yourselves. You must shake that spirit of self and not live above your people, but live with them. If you can rise, bring someone with you.”


Evaendren Naidoo
Vice-Chairperson & Managing Director of Schools

IMG_7179Currently studying towards an LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg.

Sanam Moothiram
Managing Director of Meals For Life

DSC_0050Currently studying towards an MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rumaanah Jeena
Director & HOD of Seniors

Currently studying towards an MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Olivia Caroline Currie
Director & HOD Literacy 

Obtained a BSc in Physiology, Psychology & Genetics from the University of Pretoria and is currently working towards her honours degree in Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Olivia’s love for community work started early on in her high school career when she volunteered at various orphanages and old-age homes. She was the head of the Operations division of the Students Representative Council, which arranged many fundraisers for various charities under her supervision.

Amy-Shaye Witbooi
Director & HOD Numeracy 

PHOTO-2020-08-02-18-31-56Currently studying towards an MBBCh at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Kelly Margalit
Director 

PHOTO-2020-08-03-14-16-12Obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently working towards her honours degree in Electrical & Information Engineering. Kelly believes that it is important to motivate & inspire the South African youth to engage and appreciate Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Although mathematics can be difficult for learners at school, through perseverance and assistance it can be mastered. Kelly strongly believes the problem solving skills Maths & Science teaches students is immensely valuable in a world that is always changing and adapting. “South Africa is full of innovation and potential. The children of our country are our future leaders, doctors, teachers, engineers & entrepreneurs. We have to enable them with the tools to build their future.”

 

Gizelle Iworth
Director & Head of Marketing 

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Has graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a BA in Psychology and English, as well as a BA Honours in Creative Writing. She is passionate about reading, writing and loves to learn. She considers herself a ‘forever student‘ because she is committed to the pursuit of knowledge. Gizelle also runs her own ‘bookstagram’ page where she encourages readers to try new genres and promotes books from new authors.

Support Staff

Patricia Moyo – Administration
Works as a receptionist and administrative assistant at Crawford College Lonehill.

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