Meet Our Team
The People That Make Things Happen!
Directors and Staff
Meet the team at the Ubunye Educare Centre…
These are the people dedicated to delivering the highest quality Early Childhood Education and Care to 120 pre-schoolers from Dunoon and the surrounding area, providing them with the necessary developmental skills and knowledge to be accepted into primary schools.
Founder and Trustee
Karin had a career as director in various businesses and has always had a passion for philanthropy. In 2007 she built the school and gave local people from Dunoon an opportunity to study and work at Ubunye.
She retired in 2017 from business and since then has been responsible for the over sight of fundraising and all other aspects of Ubunye. Her work experience in the business sector has been invaluable in achieving the goals and building a team to meet the objectives set to make the school a success.
Her passion is to see people uplifted and succeed and her time has been spent helping to achieve that.
Wayde, has been running a successful business in the area for the last 20 years and has a passion for giving back to the community. His chosen method to ‘give back‘ is as a Director in Ubunye Educare, where he is actively involved in the decision making of running our school.
“The work that Ubunye does is desperately needed in the Dunoon community and their impact in the lives of children is far reaching. Seeing the children learning and moving onto grade 1 successfully and at a very high standard is very rewarding“
Brendan joined Ubunye-Educare in 2019 as a Director and has since guided strategic planning and been responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the NGO.
After a successful career as an airline pilot, flying for the U.N. and other NGO’s, he decided to change careers and obtained his CFA qualification.
He enjoyed a successful 10 year career in asset management, finishing this chapter of his career as a Chief Investment Officer of a listed company. Brendan also founded Sanford Bluedebosch Investments and is currently a Director of two non-profit organisations in South Africa, both focussing on education.
Esther joined Ubunye Educare Centre in 2014. She has been responsible for overseeing the management of the centre. Facilitating the learning of both students and teachers is an exciting experience for her.
Previous to her education career, Esther was a manageress for a sim-card packaging company for over 20 years. She feels grateful to partner with such an incredible organisation like Ubunye Educare Centre to help every child ignite their personal genius.
Felecia has been a part of Ubunye Educare Centre since October 2016. Her background in Compliance and Health and Safety is what drives her to create a safe environment for all who walk through our gates. She completed her level 4 certificate at Northlink and is currently busy with her level 5 higher certificate.
Felecia believes that we have a great responsibility towards our learners, as we lay the foundation for their future. She can see the difference Ubunye Educare makes in the community and in the lives of our children and wishes Ubunye be blessed beyond its expectations so that we can reach many more children in the years to come.
Zoliswa started working at Ubunye Educare Centre in 2020. She has 5 years’ experience in financial administration and 2 years’ experience as a payroll clerk.
She has a passion for administration and is grateful to be associated with Ubunye Educare Centre, who gives quality education to the children of Dunoon. she believes that people who are inspired to learn are most likely to reach their full potential.
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Operational Staff and Teachers
The people that take care of the day-to-day care of our School and Children…