Mark Gamble: Founder and Executive Director Aspire Youth Development Solutions; Non-Executive Board member Aspire2Gro.
Mark has worked in the field of child and youth development since 1994. He has led several NGO’s and innovated numerous programmes that respond to the needs of young people. Curiosity and ‘right action’ are strong drives for Mark.
Paul Stanford: Lead: Trade.Skill.Life
Paul is a Pastor and business owner. He has worked in the service of other people for most of his life, focusing on making the teaching of Christ real in communities that are deeply challenged by poverty.
Paul’s love of life permeates through his work, community projects and family.
Sophie Lowe: Lead Administration
Sophie is a young determined individual, since leaving the UK and building her life in South Africa 6 years ago she has volunteered at many different organizations. After moving to Cape Town and witnessing the enormous gap between wealth and poverty she came across AspireYouth.
“I related to the practical and relational approach of AspireYouth that inspires young people to create and build their own future."
Athenkosi Baba: Associate
My love for Youth Development started after completing matric. I started to grow a passion in community work after seeing a need of giving back to my peers by volunteering in different NGO’s. Since then, I have been working with youth in South Africa for the past 8 years. In few words, I describe myself as a Social entrepreneur with a passion in youth empowerment.
Dumisani Wambi: Associate
Is a Khayelitsha-based father of three and social entrepreneur with a decades' experience in community development. The CPUT Journalism graduate has ambitions to have impact professionally in innovation, education and recreation in Afrikan counties. He is the founder of recreation development non-profit Real Youth International and social marketing, events and project management agency, Imbovane Group. His ubuntupreneurship efforts are currently focused on the establishment of sustainable eco-systems and models in informal markets through collaborative professionals and growing business networks.