Our team

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Our team2019-01-17T15:49:50+00:00

Our board of the Foundation

Carine van den Berg
Carine van den BergFounder and Secretary
“I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands when I was eight. I founded Teachers for Africa in 2009 and have been the driving force behind the foundation up to the present day. My passion for education, South Africa and internationalisation all come together in this position. As a high school teacher I like to stay committed to the cause of equal opportunities in education in my country of birth.”
Peter Wijnands
Peter WijnandsChairman
“As a member of the board I am very dedicated to develop TFA in the next five years. I believe in the people behind TFA and the ideals for which they stand. As a father of two young kids I see how important it is to develop children at a young age. The first years of their life give them the foundation for their future. I believe we can make a difference for kids in the townships with our organisation by giving them support and help in their education, but also to stimulate and motivate them to take part in sports activities. Physical and mental development will make them flourish and give them a better perspective for the rest of their lives. Via my role as a board member of TFA I will give my time and energy to make a difference and deliver my share for a better future for South African children.”
Esther Mooij
Esther MooijTreasurer
“Three years ago, I came into contact with Teachers for Africa through a friend, and was immediately enthousiastic. Since then, I voluntarily work for the foundation in the field of finances and in the autumn of 2017, I joined the foundation’s board. In the past, I used to think that education was a necessary evil, but now I realise that it is an amazing privilege that everybody should be able to enjoy! It offers you opportunities in society and makes you independent, which in its turn creates freedom. I love to contribute to the less fortunate with this group of energetic people!”
Gerard Dam
Gerard DamGeneral board member
“In 2016, I went to South Africa for a year to work as sport and education coordinator for Teachers for Africa. At the versatile projects in and around Phalaborwa I could truly give my passion for sport and development a place. After I came back, the love for the country, the projects and children certainly did not fade away. That is why I have stayed active within the foundation as a general board member, next to my job as teacher on the HAN Sport en Bewegen in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Through my involvement I hope to give the local children extra chances for the future.”
Cees van Dijl
Cees van DijlGeneral board member

Our Dutch volunteer Staff

  • Carine Van den Berg, Coordinator Preparation

  • Ger Groot (English translations)
  • Henrike Meuleman (communication)
  • Irma Verlaan (communication)
  • Manouk Vernij (hockey ambassador)
  • Nick de Wild (volleyball ambassador)
  • Ton Smeets (ambassador via ASML)
  • Marijke van Bakel, Education Ambassador

  • Myrna Molema (Project base)

Our team in Phalaborwa, South Africa