Personnel matters - Nov 2016

Post date: Jan 24, 2018 6:55:33 PM

Nellie Kleijn is leaving

We are saying farewell to Nellie Kleijn who on 22 November will be emigrating to Australia with her husband for their retirement. On the 15th of October she attended her lasts board meeting. Even though she has cut back on her involvement with the project in the last year it will be hard to imagine that we have to go further without her.

Over 18 years she has become the heart of Khothatsong. Her energy, initiative and care made her the face of Khothatsong here and overseas. Through her work literally thousands of people suffering with aids received physical and spiritual help. The entered the shacks of hopeless people and with her smile, medical knowledge and the Bible at hand she offered them hope and healing.

Over the years the projects in Khothatsong grew. We now have many full time staff. We are thankful for the two hospices that we had, and now for the large home based care team, awareness team and foster care houses. There is still a lot of work to be done.

The Lord blessed Nellie’s work over the years. May the Lord also bless the continuation of this work. We wish her a well-deserved rest in Australia.

More about our new CEO

In our last newsletter we mentioned that we would share more about our new CEO Unathi Nomagagase Twalo.

Most importantly, Unathi is a Christian and a mother.

Her profession is a social worker and she lives in Garsfontein, Pretoria. Unathi has amongst other a Master of Science Degree in Child Care and Protection from theUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal. Unathi has also been lecturing at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, Gauteng.

On behalf of your colleagues, we welcome you at Khothatsong and wish you every success here. We believe that your experience in amongst other raising funds,organisation development, budgeting, risk identification and management, writing and publishing articles and in particular your linguistic ability in many languages i.e.English, Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, Sotho will ease Khothatsong into the next more formal organizational chapter Khothatsong is entering. We hope you will take pride in being a member of our team and that your experience here will be challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding.

In the few months you have been part of our team, you have become part of the team and have spontaneously blended into the Khothatsong culture. It is not an easy environment being managed by volunteers.

Again, welcome!