• The Team

    The Team

  • The Team

    The Team

  • The Team

    The Team

Office Management

Florian Kraemer

POSITION: Founder and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Project Management
  • Financial Administration
  • Pedagogical Management
  • Fundraising
  • Logistics / Management of the Vulingoma Concert Tours

Naddy Magorokosho

POSITION: HR Manager / Finance Administrator

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Labour Law / Disputes
  • Biometrics
  • Payroll
  • Financial Administration / Bookkeeping
  • Tax Reconciliation
  • UIF Administration

NOKUTHULA KRAEMER

POSITION: Personal Assistant to the CEO

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary

MANAGEMENT OVC (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

JENNY ROUSSEAU

POSITION: Residential Care Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Overseeing all matters relating to the OVC Residential Care
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of all programmes and processes within the OVC
  • Reporting to and liaising with DoSD (Department of Social Development)
  • Quality Control and Assessment of all DoSD Standards
  • Charing and Management of the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Recruitment of OVC staff (Social Workers, Social Auxiliary Workers, Supervisor Child Care Workers and Child Care Workers)

LUMKA MSWAPHI

POSITION: Social Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Supervision of Auxiliary Social Worker and Child Care Workers
  • Case Management (Individual- / Group Therapy)
  • Liasing with Department of Social Development (DoSD)
  • New Intakes / Referrals / Reunification Process
  • Developing Individual Care Plans (IPD’s)
  • Schools

Vuyiseka Pikoko Dick

POSITION: Auxiliary Social Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Supervising Child Care Workers
  • Monitoring Monthly Registers
  • Monitoring Clinic Appointments
  • Assisting Social Worker in Group Therapy

Samkelisiwe Radebe

POSITION: Supervisor Child Care Worker (Housemother)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Pedagogical Supervision
  • Supervision of the 12 Child Care Workers
  • Implementation of Waldorf Pedagogy

MANAGEMENT ASC (After School Care)

Akhona (Pinky) Stuurman

POSITION: Youth Care Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Managing the After-School-Care
  • Programme Director for ASC Programmes
  • Management of the Crèche / Educare
  • Youth Work, Counselling, Peer Education
  • Musical Assistant Vulingoma Youth Choir

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Ernest Matomela

POSITION: Operations Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Management of all Support Staff
  • Logistics
  • Requisitions / Shopping / Food Management
  • Cars
  • Security

Sifiso Ngqoleka

POSITION: Garden Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Management of the Organic Vegetable Gardens
  • Management of the Farm
  • Maintenance / Groundkeeping
  • Youth Work in the Gardening Project

Complete Management

CHILD CARE STAFF

The 36 children and youth living in the OVC, the residential part of Vulamasango, as well the 48 youth attending our After-School Care, are being looked after by a dedicated team of 12 qualified Child Care Workers (Housemothers), a qualified Waldorf Creche Teacher and a Youth Facilitator. Their dedication and professionalism are a key element of Vulamasango’s success, and we thank them for their continued dedication to our children and youth!

SUPPORT STAFF

Apart from the Management and the Child Care Staff, we have an amazing group of support staff working for Vulamasango: 4 Security Guards, 2 Drivers, 1 Gardener, 1 Groundkeeper, 1 Coo, 1 Cleaner, 1 Laundry Woman,  6 South African Interns, 6 German Volunteers.

Without this group of dedicated people, our work would not be possible! Thank you!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Philip Rüther

POSITION: Chairperson

BACKGROUND:
  • Chairperson of Vulamasango since 2008
  • General Practitioner, Western Medicine
  • Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Akupuncture
  • Founder of and work in own Private Practice for Holistic Medicine in Cape Town (House of Holistic Health)
  • Lives in Cape Town since 2007
  • Married with 2 children (2011/2013)
Ana Paula Kircheisen

Ana Paula Kircheisen

POSITION: Vice-Chairperson

BACKGROUND:
  • Vice-Chairperson of Vulamasango since 2014
  • Architect
  • Qualified Pedagogue / Child Care Worker / Educator
  • Grew up in Brazil
  • Lives in Germany
  • Married with 2 children (2016/2018)
Ulrich Feigl

Ulrich Feigl

POSITION: Secretary

BACKGROUND:
  • Board Member of Vulamasango since 2019
  • Waldorf Teacher / Pedagogue for 35 years
  • Of those, 23 years as pedagogue for disabled children and children with special needs
  • Therapist of „Bothmer Gymnastics“ and „Spacial Dynamics“
  • Electro-Technician
  • High-Voltage Electrician (Siemens AG)
  • Married father of 4 children and 9 grandchildren
  • Lives in Germany