Sibongile is the Executive Diretor of The Learning Trust, a grant-making non-profit that offers capacity support interventions to support the organisational development of emerging non-profits in the After School sector. She has over 12 years’ experience in Education, particularly in providing access and support through scholarships, youth leadership development and extended learning programmes. Her work in After School has involved establishing three libraries, tutoring and facilitating life skills for young people, founding an arts education project and leading a Saturday school programme. She now sits on the board of Thope Foundation which started Molo Mhlaba School, as well as the National Assocication for Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE).

Sibongile has a Master of Science degree from Wits University, extensive experience in all operations of a non-profit organisation and a passion for identifying and nurturing human potential. She has strong skills in programme delivery and donor relations, and is organised, enthusiastic, energetic and collaborative. In 2013, Sibongile was named one of Mail & Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans” in the Education category; and in 2016 she was awarded the coveted Mandela Washington Fellowship of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and graduated as an International Associate of Wagner College, NYC.

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