Our work is made possible by a fantastic bunch of people, from our team on the ground to our board, partners and sponsors


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Founding and Executive Director

Alfra has a background in public administration and political science with experience boththe public and private sector. Having co-founded the organization she has extensiveexperience in sustainable development, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, and asset based community development which is used as tools for social change in a ruralsetting.

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Youth Facilitator

Kyle Vernon Hendricks is a former Head-boy and Dux-student of Grabouw High School who has a passion for community and youth development.

Kyle has been with the organisation since 2018 and believes that youth, when given the right opportunities, can become the social change agents that our country is in great need of. He works directly with the participants of the Youth Voices program.

He most excited to see the innovative design concepts that the youth voices participants design as they address social ills in Grabouw and how they grow as they implement the 'Design Thinking' methodology.


Babalwa Hopa – Chair and Public Officer | Alfra Roos Cox – Secretary and Executive Director | Malehlonolo Mgijima – Treasurer | Nompumelelo Ngete – Director



We partner with the Danish NPO Designers without Borders DK. DWB DK was founded by Danish anthropologist Maria Liv Claudi Pedersen in 2012, and is a volunteer-based organisation working from Copenhagen. DWB DK works to create opportunities for youth and women through educational and entrepreneurial projects. The organisation also works closely together with Danish clothing designers. The designers donate their surplus collections to DWB DK, who pack it and ship it to South Africa, where Designers without Borders SA sell it to raise funds for their programs.


Theewaterskloof Municipality, Elgin Solidarity Fund, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Umyezo Wama Apile High School, Groenberg Secondary School, Grabouw High, De Rust Futura Academy, Kogelberg Biosphere, Grabouw Beautiful Campaign, Timbers Kleinbegin Centre, Gerald Wright Memorial Trust, Hychem