Michelle Procter

Executive Director

With years of business, travel and volunteering experience behind her, Michelle Procter has finally found her dream job. Originally from the UK, Michelle worked in Human Resources and People Development before packing it all in to move to rural St Lucia on South Africa’s East coast to manage an African Impact volunteer project for three years. Now Executive Director of The Happy Africa Foundation, Michelle is motivated by the knowledge that every challenge overcome, every lesson learnt and every cent (or penny!) raised is another step closer to a better life for an adult or child in need. “My passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and environment has been part of me since I first visited Kenya in 2001. Helping to make a difference in people’s lives in rural Africa is a wonderful and humbling job.”

Ronel Stevens

Programme Development and Research Manager

Ronel Stevens is the most recent member of the team, and will be working on Monitoring and Evaluations of current The Happy Africa Foundation Focal Projects. She is a Cape Town local and love the outdoors, especially the beach! Ronel loves reading and creative arts and if she does not spend weekends with her 4-year old daughter, she could be found in local galleries or live shows around City. Her purpose meets profession with her passion for Community Development!

 

Laura Maree

Marketing and Merchandise Coordinator

It was while volunteering in the Philippines that Laura Maree realised what she wanted to do with her life: help people. After a three year stint working in the charity industry in the UK, Laura returned to Cape Town and began working for The Happy Africa Foundation in July 2012. She hasn’t looked back since and feels extremely privileged to be a part of the foundation. “We all have a purpose in life and I strongly believe this is mine: to make a difference in people’s lives and to give them hope for their future.”

Denise Scholtz

Finance Coordinator

Denise joined the THAF team in November 2014 as the Finance Coordinator. Denise has a financial background which has been invaluable in her new role. Denise is enjoying her work and loves seeing the impact THAF has on the communities and individuals it serves. One of her favourite quotes by Dr Minor Myers Jr. sums up why she wants to make a difference,“Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good.”

 

Memory Mundia

Project Coordinator, Livingstone

Born and raised in Mongu, Western Province, Memory received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka. With a love of mathematics she is currently pursuing her degree in accountancy. She has been with THAF since March 2010 as a sponsor A Child Coordinator and later in 2013 she was appointed as the Project Coordinator. She truly believes that education is key to success and enjoys encouraging students to pursue their education. She loves that she gets an opportunity to meet different kinds of people with different attitudes and behaviors.

Sharon Siamani

Sponsor a Child Coordinator

Sharon has lived in Livingstone, Zambia, her whole life. She joined African Impact in June 2007 as a chef and since then has been working from department to department within African Impact until 2013 when she joined the Happy Africa Foundation. Sharon is passionate about children and strives to improve their lives now and their future to come. “I love being around children and interacting with them. Its important to advise and encourage our sponsored children to be good and work extra hard in their education.”