Reggie has emerged as a valuable contributor to the success of ecl South Africa. Due to her dedication and willingness to learn the ecl approach to education, she has already facilitated a number of ecl workshops for educators and parents. Reggie was elected Chairperson to the ecl South Africa Board in 2019. Reggie qualified in Social Science, specialising in Marketing and Economics. She spent a major part of her career working in Global Companies earning her stripes in Marketing, Product Development, Strategy, Sales and Product Development. On leaving Corporate, she became an entrepreneur as a shareholder and director in a restaurant in Cape Town. It was during this period that she followed her desire to make a difference in education by offering her time and skills to various non-profit organizations helping to develop and implement fundraising campaigns. This experience, knowledge and skill underpins her leadership style. Reggie looks forward to positioning ecl South Africa to best respond to the current challenges facing education in South Africa.
Welma is a currently the Secretary for ecl South Africa. She was elected to this position in 2019. She joined ecl in 2018 as a facilitator for the Parent’s Circles, she has since also facilitated Teacher’s sessions. She is a passionate and dedicated freelance facilitator. She has facilitated for several companies on different topics including financial management course.
She has a National Diploma in Marketing, obtained from the University of Johannesburg. She is registered as an Assessor for the ETDP and Services SETA. Her objective is to learn as much as possible and share this information with those attending courses and workshops she facilitates. She very keen on helping the community deal with social challenges especially those that impact on the mental and emotional well-being of children.
Raymond is a dancer at heart – after leaving school he taught Ballroom and Latin dancing for Arthur Murry Dance Studio. Then, for seven years he pursued his calling to be a Catholic Priest. This time of formation had a profound impact on his understanding of the world and society, instilling in him a recognition that we all have the power to change each other in positive ways.
He completed his Masters Degree in 2013 to graduate from UNISA’s as a Research Consultant in Psychological Research (MaRC). His Research Internship with Sophiatown Community Psychological Services awarded him the opportunity not only to develop research skills but to work within the refugee community of Johannesburg, helping often traumatised mothers and children adjust to living in South Africa.
It was during this time that Raymond met Rasada, an ecl Catalyst. Over the years he has grown within the ecl community. He has used his research and counselling skills as a core member of ecl. For the last seven years he has run the equip Peer Mentorship Programme at Jeppe High School for Girls. At the beginning of 2018, he was elected to lead the South African ecl Hub as the Director. He established ecl South Africa as a NPO (Charity), set up structures of accountability and a registered board to ensure compliance to the South African Department of Social Development regulations.
Raymond has a passion for working systemically, always seeking to understand how various systems can be a source of strength for individuals. His journey with the Enneagram, a personality typology which began in his early twenties has always been a source of inspiration and inner guidance. And so he continues to dance…
Janet is the founder of ecl and nowhere in South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, she has been instrumental in developing and launching ecl’s holistic practice by working with non-profit organisations, schools, teachers and community groups. Her vision over the next four years is, with others, to continue to grow ecl in all areas of South Africa in order to foster the right conditions for children to thrive.
Her current work in ecl involves designing and delivering consultancy, training programmes and workshops to leaders in education, parents, teenagers, Social Workers and Psychologists working with children and parents. The work is based on a co-creative practice that encompasses fundamentals of systemic principles. Crucially she sees that successful education is predicated on students who are motivated and prepared to take responsibility not only for themselves but importantly each other.
Janet has worked for 15 years in the area of truth and reconciliation, and has been facilitating personal transformational workshops for leaders and professionals in companies as well as running public events. She has trained in the practices of Family and Organisational Constellations in South Africa and Germany. Her goal is to effect healing and transformation to its people and their communities as a whole – and she sees that education is the key.