Meet the Board
Co-Founder & Chair of the Board
Lucy used to work for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with postings in Tbilisi, Beijing and Freetown. She then worked for Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan as her Global Outreach Manager coordinating all Her Majesty's international engagements and campaigns as an education advocate. Lucy is a lover of storytelling and makes films for Kelp Blue as well writing a series of spy novels. She is a firm believer that the problems of tomorrow will be solved by the education of today.
Co-Founder and School Director
Marnie was born and raised in the UK, where she completed her BA and further teacher training. Before moving to Lüderitz, she lived across Germany for 8 years. She has worked in government, private and international schools in the UK, Germany and Namibia. She has a strong interest in pastoral care and education development, and is passionate about holistic and creative education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring, travelling and learning.
Suzan Hambelela Ndjaleka
Regional Councillor for !Nami #Nus Constituency
Suzan is the Regional Councillor and former Mayor of Lüderitz. She has a keen interest in community development, especially skills development. She previously served as a centre manager at two local training institutions – Namfi and Cosdec.
Kauna studied commerce and worked for eleven years as an accountant in Parliament. She is now a proud Lüderitz resident and has brought up her two children here. She is studying towards a degree in Secondary Education at UNAM.
Lily is an experienced, passionate and tender-hearted teacher. She loves children and cares deeply about their development and welfare, although is also strict. She is a real ‘humanitarian’ – always willing to help those in need, children and elderly. She is an active member and former President of the Lüderitz Rotary Club.
A qualified marine biologist & water management specialist, Viviane has spent 20 years advising governments, NGO’s, the UN and inter-governmental bodies. Most recently, she has worked with the Benguela Current Convention and the Orange-Senqu River Commission. She adores the natural world, its quiet wonder – and empowering people.
Paul previously worked for Namdeb and has almost 20 years of experience in mining. He is currently the General Manager of Sperrgebiet Diamonds, is a father to three children and plays an active role in the Lüderitz community with a strong drive for development on all levels.