Yatisha RamdarieSISA President
Susan HillSISA Extension and Vice President
With an education background in the Arts and Business and years of community development service, Susan has put her diverse experience to good use in her position as Director for iKhaya le Themba Project. She leads an incredibly passionate team from the local community of Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement in Hout Bay. The team provide Quality Educational and Holistic Support to orphaned and vulnerable children and their extended families. They see After School Centres as safe and nurturing spaces offering child-friendly educational support as Inequality Intervention in the SA Education system, as stated in a recent article by The Learning Trust.
Susan joined SICGH in 2017, after a monthly meeting where she was the guest speaker. “There was such a profound sense of sisterhood and support, I knew I wanted to be part of such an organization.” She won the Regional Business Woman of the Year Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2018. As Director of an educational and community development NPO, the SDGs are daily on her mind. iKhaya’s mission is that every child would have hope and a future. Collectively the team are sincere in their belief that they are raising up the future leaders of South Africa and collaborate with Schools, Teachers, Parents, Corporates and Volunteers. A Parent Resource Centre provided food security during the COVID pandemic, teaching mothers gardening skills, and in 2022 will forge forward with new hospitality skills training and opportunities to learn isiXhosa, how to prepare traditional meals and/or help prepare the food for the after-school facility daily. iKhaya has enjoyed a successful working relationship with Volunteer agencies for many years through their Homework and Mobile Math Labs run by local and global volunteers.
Susan believes in the hopes and dreams of orphaned and vulnerable children and their mothers and is passionate about helping them rebuild their lives. She has been a member of SICGH since 2017, accepting the nomination for Vice-President with the responsibility for Membership in 2018. She will step into the role of President of SICGH in February, 2022.
Sally CurrinImmediate past president
Saijal BandulalSISA Programme Officer, President Elect and Communications Officer
Glenda OosthuizenSISA Treasurer
Avasha describes herself as being committed to ensuring organisational excellence and consistently improving performance, as well as providing a full capability offering in the motivation and management of high-performing teams to deliver on organisational objectives. She has a strong interest in and passion for Communications, Philanthropy, International Diplomacy and Protocol.
Why am I a Soroptimist?
Avasha says …. “I am a Soroptimist because of the “Sisterhood”, built on trust, that is shared amongst members. When we phenomenal women, “my tribe”, stand together, work together in sharing our skills and talents, we are able to change the lives of girls and women in our community. We are able to realise not just the vision that we have for ourselves, but for our sisters, daughters and mothers.