Meet our Teams
Our teams work together with incredible efficiency and effectiveness to keep Living Through Learning alive! Browse through our teams to find out more about the hardworking staff who make them up.
Sonja Botha – Founder & Executive Director
Sonja has an International Business Management diploma and has been working in the education sector for 30 years. She has been very successful in what she has set out to achieve. She believes that the only way to empower people is through education and believes that it is important to incorporate fun into learning.
Salma Adams – Director
Salma started off her passion for education with level 5 ECD which she completed in 2013. She then went on to study ABED through UNISA and is currently completing her degree in foundation phase education. She loves working with kids especially those of a younger age when their minds are still fresh and like sponges that absorbs all learning opportunities. Her passion for helping the underprivileged grew once she joined the LTL team and she keeps growing with the company.
Natalie Seifert: Project Manager
Natalie holds a MCom in Public and Development Management and is an experienced University lecturer. Her passion is teaching and assisting others to reach their academic goals and to foster a culture of lifelong learning amongst the youth.
Dominic Jones: Student Supervisor
Dominic is trained in grief therapy and has a background in fashion technology. Her passion is about creating space for balance, within and without. She believe that personal development takes centre stage in nurturing growth and offering your fellow man a helping hand. She is honoured to be a part of this organisation and team who are committed to change.
Chicco Maluwa – Selection and Marketing Manager,
Chicco has been with LTL for over 6 years. He went to China in 2015 to study International Economics and Trade at Zheijang Normal University. He holds a Marketing Diploma.
He believes in Uplifting one Child or a person at a time through Education, which leads to a huge difference in the entire community.
Amy Lategan: PA & Catering
Amy is the Personal assistant to the director’s of the company, she is a qualified legal secretary and relocated into the NGO education sector because she has a passion for the underprivileged in the community. She works with youth groups part time and really enjoys giving back to her community.
Nomha Tyhulu: Receptionist & Catering
Nomha worked in retail for ten years and has been with Living Through Learning for one year. Her passion for education was brought about by her own circumstances and upbringing. “I did not have many opportunities when I was younger and subsequently now have many regrets. I want the students to have what I never had as I believe that everyone deserves to have an education, no regrets, follow their passion and to have a bright future.”
Rainer Hohmann: Quality Assurance Manager
Rainer is a qualified chef, counsellor and manager with over 25 years management experience. As our Quality Assurance and Corrections manager, Rainer has a keen eye for students and staff in need of assistance. With his caring and uplifting approach he helps to keep the organisation on track and producing its products. “The reward for helping young people lies in seeing them realize there are new possibilities and creating their own future
Emmanuel Maluwa: Estate Manager& Chores
Emmanuel Maluwa is originally from Lilongwe, Malawi, and moved to South Africa in 2002 to pursue his love for Construction and Plumbing. He is an experienced plumber as well as a painter, gardener and electrician. He joined the NGO sector 10 years ago, and is currently the Estate Manager for Living Through Learning. “I want to provide the students with positive learning conditions, where they will be able to study successfully in order for them to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.”
CRAR Programme Team
The CRAR team is led by Salma Adams, the CRAR co-ordinator: This year marks new beginnings and changes to many aspects of CRAR, one being a promotion to the project co-ordinator position. Being in this new position I am really able to see many of the challenges that we face not only as a team but as individuals, and challenges that can be turned into opportunities. We, as the CRAR team, aim to assist educators to improve literacy through a new environment that we provide by bringing the fun back into the classroom!
CRAR Facilitator Team