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Meet our Team

The Home is run by a dedicated management board and a knowledgeable and creative team of professional staff with the necessary experience and ability to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain innovative programmes that are tailored to the individual needs of the children.

Our Staff

The staff consists of 57 permanent staff members, 3 interns, 30 full-time foreign volunteers and 47 local volunteers, some of whom  working shifts to render a 24-hour service. Staff training and supervision are done regularly. The Children’s Home utilises a multi professional team to focus on the best interest of the child. The Home believes in networking with a variety of forums and organisations.

Managers

Manager
Rudolf Bezuidenhout
hoof@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Finances and Human Resources Durbanville
Yvette Rijnsburger
finansies@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Logistics and Support services
Santa Serfontein
admin2@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za
 
Manager: Marketing & Development
Johanna Strauss
jstrauss@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za
 
Manager: Case Management Services
Jessica Johannisen
maatskap2@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za
 
Manager: Volunteers
Yvonne Mathieson
ymathieson@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za
 
Manager: ART Unit & Social Worker
Alicia van Vuuren
avanvuuren@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Child and youth care quality assurance
Jenilee Samson
cycw@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za



Office Staff

Coordinator: Support services
Louise Coetzee
bestuur@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator Programs and Projects
Magdalena Koch
mkoch@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: General Care Boys Units & Social Worker
Rachelle Michelin
maatskap1@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: General Care Girls Units & Social Worker
Katherine Lagwa
maatskap3@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: Logistics
Karl Reitz
admin@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: Education
Chrizelle Visser
familie@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Occupational Therapist
Elizabeth Meyer
ot@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Remidial teacher
Anene Loots
teacher@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Our Board

Chairperson: Mrs L. Lennox
Vice-chairperson: Mr F.J. Agenbach, Chairperson: Financial Committee
Chairperson: Buildings and Properties Committee: Mr Brian Bastiaan
Chairperson: Professional Services Committee: Mrs L. Lennox
Chairperson: Staff Committee: Mnr G.W Davids
Chairperson: Marketing and Development: Mrs C Michaels
Chairperson: Spiritual Care Committee: Dr T. van Zyl
Manager: Durbanville Children’s Home: Mr P.R. Bezuidenhout

Our Patrons

Hanlie Retief

Soli Philander

Ramey Short

Neels van Jaarsveld

Martelize Brink

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