Joyce is our incredible principal. She is so passionate about the children and loves every moment that she is at school. Joyce joined us as a principal in January 2019.

Jack is our Crisis Centre Manager, attending to all issues pertaining to the crisis centre where we work to educate everyone on how to prevent child abuse and also provide medical and pshyco-social support to affected children. Jack joined us in July 2017.

He is a father of two, his son a paramedic and daughter within hospitality. Having been a member of the South African Police Service for more than 38 years, predominantly attached to the K9 unit, he was exposed to extreme circumstances surrounding active crime scenes. As such, he is experienced in handling traumatic and tragic incidents.

“In attending scenes and dealing with families, I have been enabled to become a more compassionate person.”

Desmond joined Angels’ Care in January 2009 and is our After Care Supervisor and Sports Coach; along with this he is also a committed member of our Management Committee.

He assists with homework, and the planning and conducting of aftercare activities. He coaches soccer to many aspirant young boys, with his teams finding themselves competitive in the top of their league. He attended high school and has a certificate in welding and an enthusiastic vegetable grower. He currently lives in Shiyabazali informal settlement with his daughter, who is enrolled at Thembelihle Pre- primary School.

He is extremely passionate about the children and integral to our team.

“I like working at Angels’ Care with the kids and also helping people in general. I love what I do.”

“My name is Sthobile Pamella Mweli born 31 May 1978 in KwaMevana Township. I am a single mother to an 18 year old who has been my inspiration to never give up in life. Which is one of the reason I decided at the age of 33 to go back to school and obtain my first degree in Social work. As a social worker I aspire to bring change in peoples lives even in the least way possible. Being involved with Angels Care has enable me serve my purpose and it has been a learning experience personally. Initially I came here as a volunteer, I then worked as an administrator and now I have been given the opportunity to work in the Crisis Centre as a Social Worker.”

Georgie joined our team in January 2019 to manage our Sponsorship Programs, Donor Administration & PR.

“Returning to KZN Midlands after being away for many year was an amazing feeling and to top it off I found my dream job. I have been involved with Angels’ Care Centre for many years as I have always believe in what they do. It is not often you find a place that offers Education, Feeding schemes, Youth development and a Crisis care centre to the underprivileged children of an area. Angels’ Care is unique in so many ways, and I feel privileged to be apart of a team trying to be the difference they want to see in the world. It is impossible to walk through the gates and not be greeted by many hugs and smiling faces, a feeling difficult to describe.

“I bring with me enthusiasm and commitment to find creative solutions and ensure that our children feel loves and cared for.”

Emma is our appointed Bridging Class Teacher since May 2016.

She started teaching at Thembelihle Primary School as a grade 4 educator and has since transferred to Angels’ Care as our Bridging Class teacher, spurred by the need to enable previously unschooled children by offering a helping hand to transition them into mainstream schooling.

“I am a teacher who has a calling to work with children with special needs. I believe that every child deserves the best education, regardless of his/her background. I am enjoying working with my class and my goal is to help them fulfil their ambitions through my teaching. I work for the Lord with all my heart and all my soul.

I am married with three children. I have a diploma in Primary Education, Bachelors of Science with Honours in Special Education. I am looking forward to beginning my masters in Special Education.”

Happy Girl is our Grade RR teacher. She joined Angels Care in January 2016.

As a graduated teacher in Early Childhood Development, she furthers her studies in Intermediate and senior phases through a Bachelors in Education at UNISA. She is married with 2 children, currently living in Mpophomeni.

“I have enjoyed every moment at Angels Care as I love children very much. I have learnt so much from my fellow teachers and colleagues. We have a lovely chairperson, Mrs. Carolyn, who always makes sure our needs and the children’s needs are met.”

Thandeka is our Grade RRR teacher.

Thandi is our Grade R teacher, who joined us in January 2016.

She studied home based care through a local institution and did practical’s through Umgeni Hospital, having then received a bursary to study Early Childhood development, completing it in 2016.

“I am so happy to be in this Centre as I am experiencing more and experiencing so much. My wish is to further my studies even more and get to know how to teach kids of an older age.”

Nester has been preparing our Pre- schoolers nourishing food since 2009, filling their tummy’s and preparing their minds to learn. She is Mother of four and Grandmother of four.

“I am so happy cooking new and exciting food for the children, especially Phutu and Chicken Stew, it is the children’s favourite.”

Hloni has been with us since 2008, preparing meals for our aftercare children as well as helping with homework, her commitment and passion remains constant.

She has her 1st aid certificate as well as training in home-based care. She lives in Shiyabazali Informal Settlement with her one child and two orphans that she invited into her home. Outside Angels’ Care, she teaches girls Netball, making us proud of achievements her teams’

“I like to help build a new future for the children, how to grow and avoid making mistakes.”

Faith lives at Angels’ Care with her 2 children offering support wherever needed. She has been with at Angels Care since 2009. She assists the Crisis Centre with victims of abuse when the need arises ensuing they are taken care of and have a warm bed to sleep in. She is involved with the Saturday morning feeding program, along with general cooking, cleaning and caretaking duties.

“I know that love and education are very important in helping children grow up to a responsible adult in our community.”

Nombuso is our amazing receptionist, bookkeeper and youth development coordinator.

Lungi joins the Crisis Centre from August 2017, and is a welcome addition to the team as a Registered Nurse with specialising in psychiatry.

Having fantasised from a young age, the glamour of a nurse in a neat lapelled uniform with stockings, she has grown through experience and keenly aware of the challenges that present to a trauma patient, along with the opportunity she has to make a difference.

“I have a passion for working with children. Angels’ Care is the perfect platform for me in a humanitarian effort to assist those in need, to feel cared for and loved, offering support in all aspects.”

Nontobeko and Samkeliswe are our Community Caregivers at our Crisis Centre

Together they focus on educating the community on issues related to gender based violence, as well as identifying and reporting neglected and abused children. Through the Angels Care Crisis Centre, they can offer facilities in this process and on going assistance.

Both residing in the Shiyabazali Informal Settlement, they understand the challenges intimately.

“I started working at Angels’ Care in August 2015, and have a little daughter who is at Thembelihle Pre-Primary School. I have home based care and first aid. I am a very strong woman. I learn a lot from the Crisis Centre and my leaders.” – Nontobeko

Nontobeko and Samkeliswe are our Community Caregivers at our Crisis Centre

Together they focus on educating the community on issues related to gender based violence, as well as identifying and reporting neglected and abused children. Through the Angels Care Crisis Centre, they can offer facilities in this process and on going assistance.

Both residing in the Shiyabazali Informal Settlement, they understand the challenges intimately.

“I like helping and working children in the community in all situations. I’m emotional when seeing an abused child because of the life I lived growing up..” – Samke