Most of my 11-year career has involved working for NGOs in posts from fundraising at Amnesty International to co-ordinating a sustainable development network. All my work has had a strong focus on human rights, advocacy, research & project management.
I've always had an unerring desire to improve quality of life for myself & other folk within the communities I live, while enjoying an affinity with nature.
I first came across Permaculture in 2006 when I was looking for a holistic approach to improving quality of life in Swaziland, especially for people struggling with the effects of HIV/AIDS & poverty. I was witnessing the all-too-frequent destructive power of international aid in a country crippled by donor dependency. Permaculture provided the framework I could hang my hopes & efforts onto.
Today, I am co-founder & co-director of a registered NGO working to reduce inequality in Swaziland. Guba, meaning 'to dig' in SiSwati, supports people to effect planned change in their own lives through the provision of high quality learning opportunities, rooted in sustainable & ecologically sound approaches to farming & human development.
Our vision is for all people in Swaziland to have secure access to nutritious food, clean water, shelter & economic stability through their own energies & practices that nurture their physical & social environments.
|72-Hour Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Verifying teacher: Sue Spies
|Other Teachers: Cajun Robson
|Location: Foundation for Food, Life & Growth, South Africa
|Date: Sep 2009