The Family Literacy Project is an NPO, registered with CIPC and SARS. Our board of directors and advisory committee meet once a quarter.
Board of directors
Bertha Magoge – Chairperson (Director, Training and Resources in Early Education [TREE])
Snoeks Desmond (ECD Consultant and former director of Family Literacy Project)
Lynn van der Elst (Consultant to and former director of Media in Education Trust)
Pierre Horn (Executive Director, Family Literacy Project [FLP])
Mimi Kunene (ECD specialist, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education)
Jenny Aitchison (Subject Librarian (retired), University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Sbongile Mtungwa (Director, Women’s Leadership and Training Programme – Emthonjeni)
Wilna Botha (Director, Africa!Ignite)
Thoko Bhedla (ABET specialist, national Department of Education)
Lynn Stefano (Former director, FLP)
FLP’s current team members are:
Director: Pierre Horn (joined 2003-2006, and August 2013).
Learning and Professional Development Manager: Jill Frow. (Jill worked as a consultant to FLP from 2001 – 2011, and now works part-time).
Research and Training: Jacqueline Horn (August 2013).
Co-ordinators: Florence Molefe (hc-IMCI), Zimbili Dlamini (ECD and CWP) and Phumzile Zikode (Literacy and Libraries) joined FLP in 2000 soon after the project started. Xolani Moefokeng (Youth) joined Vukuzakhe Projects in 2007, and Nompumelelo Nyati (Adult education and Foundation Phase teacher) joined Vukuzakhe Projects in 2004.
Financial Administrator: Robin Marshall (joined 2013)
Facilitators: Joyce Ndlovu (joined 2005), Tholakele Mkhize (joined 2006), Zenzile Shelembe (joined 2008), Nomvula Phoswa, Thobile Dlamini and Faith Kumalo joined in 2010, Zinhle Mbanjwa (joined 2011), Noncedo Sondezi (2008), and Khalipha Khumalo (2008).
Library Assistants: Renneth Molefe joined in 2004. Zibuyile Sosibo, Nomusa Khanyile and Bonisiwe Ndzimande joined in 2010.
Consultants: Chris Gibson (Child health specialist).
From late 2000 the staff has included Snoeks Desmond (Director from 2000-2007) and facilitators Fiselani Linda and Nelly Shezi. Two Peace Corps (USA) volunteers, Leanne Wolff and Safi Ahmed, joined us in October 2005 for two years. Others who have been part of the team at times from 2000 are Thoko Dlamini, S’bongile Madiba, Nonzuzo Mbanjwa, Nomusa Ndlovu, Ceboh Mtolo, Zama Mncwabe, Nathi Khanyile, Xolly Mtolo, Thuli Ngcobo and Xoli Bhunge. Lynn Stefano joined in 2006 as Project Development Manager and as Director from 2008 – 2013.
Pierre Horn: (BA; B Ed; HDE; Dip ABET).
Jacqueline Horn: B Ed(Hons), BA(Hons), BA, HDE, MA (Educational Psychology).
Jill Frow: MA (Oral Studies); PG Dip in Marriage Guidance; B Soc Sc (Social Work).
Zimbili Dlamini: B Ed (Hons); Ace in Adult Education; Higher Diploma and Certificate in Adult Education; currently studying towards B Ed (Foundation Phase).
Phumy Zikode: Ace in Adult Adult Education; Higher Diploma and Certificate in Adult Education.
Florence Molefe: Ace in Adult Adult Education; Higher Diploma and Certificate in Adult Education; currently studying towards B Ed (Foundation Phase).
Nompumelelo Nyati: ACE in Adult Education; Higher Diploma and Certificate in Adult Education; currently studying towards B Ed (Foundation Phase).
Tholakele Mkhize: Higher Diploma and Certificate in Adult Education.
Faith Kumalo: currently studying towards B Soc Science.
Xolani Moefokeng: Diploma in Counselling.
Zinhle Mbanjwa: currently studying towards B Ed and pre-school diploma.
Noncedo Sondezi: Pre school Diploma
Khalipha Khumalo: Diploma in Travel and Tourism; Computer certificate
Dr Snoeks Desmond gained her D Tech and Masters degrees in Family Literacy, based on research in FLP.
Courses completed by our coordinators and facilitators:
Mother Tongue Adult Literacy Facilitation: Operation Upgrade
English Second Language Facilitation: Operation Upgrade
REFLECT training and REFLECT refresher training
STAR HIV+AIDS training
REFLECT introductory workshop
REFLECT unit writing workshop
REFLECT trainer of trainers attended by Phumy Zikode
REFLECT M&E workshop attended by Phumy Zikode and Jill Frow
REFLECT literacy workshop attended by Zimbili Dlamini
HIV/Aids counselling course arranged by Operation Upgrade
Household and community Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
Home based care course arranged by Operation Upgrade
Play Therapy for bereaved children by Rob Smetherton Bereavement Trust (now Dlalanathi)
Who Am I? (Personality and Human Relations course)
Psycho-Social care of young children run by RESSPI and attended attended by Zimbili Dlamini
Parenting Course run by TREE and attended by Florence Molefe
Make and Play workshop run by Children’s Rights Centre
Maths and Science for ECD through Arts and Culture (Curriculum Development Programme)
Literacy in ECD (Curriculum Development Programme)
Idasa advocacy training attended by Zimbili Dlamini
Dancing Pencils writing workshop
Paraffin Safety in the home
Foundation course in children’s rights run by the Children’s Rights Centre attended by Joyce Ndlovu and Nathi Khanyile
Dlalanathi’s Play4Communication – doll making and communicating with children
Accredited First Aid Course
Nal’ibali reading for pleasure workshops
Reading with Kids – support for underprivileged children attended by Bonga Mbanjwe and Zinhle Mbanjwa
Dlalanathi Train the trainer course attended by Zinhle Mbanjwa and Xolani Moefokeng
Vukuzakhe Project staff working with children are all registered with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW)