Desmond Grant Zeelie
Desmond is a passionate educator, consultant and motivator who’s contributed invaluably to state and independent school systems, including as headmaster at Montrose Primary and King David Victory Park Primary. He holds a Masters Degree in Education Management and Leadership (UJ); Higher Education Diploma (JCE); Further Education Diploma in Life Skills (CESA); and School Leadership and Management Certificate (WBS). He is also a Consciousness Life Coach Practitioner.
Desmond has presented papers at local and international conferences; focusing on the importance of connected environments, involving school managers, teachers, children and parents. His purpose is to create awesome opportunities for people, children and adults alike; to shift from good to great and to grow into being the greatest version of the greatest vision they can be.
Bev is a lifelong change-maker, teacher, coach and learner. She has been a Senior Education Consultant with FSLM since January 2014 and drives the foundation’s programme in Diepsloot partner schools, with close on 60 school leaders over a multi-year cycle. She also contributes to the Foundation’s fund and gift-raising activities. She has worked in the educational field as an educator, lecturer and department head as well as in the corporate sector for ABSA Bank in business change and service innovation.
Bev has a Bachelor of Commerce (UKZN); Higher Diploma in Education (UKZN); and a Further Diploma in Education (Edgewood College of Education). She aims to not only realise her potential but also enrich society and the world through the way she works and lives. Bev is guided by a deep belief in the unlimited potential of all and the Foundation’s principle that ``all kids can learn.``
Ayanda Yengwa is a young lady who holds a BCOM Communications degree from the University of Pretoria (2012). Her eagerness to learn and her people skills have enabled her to make a swift move from being a graduate to a young professional. During this time of laying her career’s foundation, she has managed a transition between the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Her passion for social development, more especially for youth development has seen her join the Foundation of School Leadership and Management (FSLM) as the Foundation Administrator. She holds a strong belief that quality education should not be seen as a privilege reserved for the wealthy but instead it is a right every child should have access to no matter what background they come from. Her belief is translated by the vision of FSLM: an improved quality of education in South Africa.
She is known to be dependable, approachable and person who fully utilises any opportunity presented to her.