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Koko Zaka

Senior Facilitator At Siyashesha Leadership Incubator


A product of uneducated educators, a true reflection of poverty, determination and commitment. A young man that is ambitious about life, a hard worker and a go-getter. Born and bred in Port Elizabeth and has travelled all over the country doing what he does best inspiring lives.

The passion and desire to inspire others manifested in him in year 2000 when he was 17 years old. He has experience in the field of skills and community development, leadership/life kills, HIV/AIDS, Motivational speaking, Master of Ceremonies, hosting dialogues, Organising and facilitating trainings, outreach projects and events management.

Currently based in kwaZulu Natal, running leadership and innovation trainings for young people. Koko enjoys working with the community especially youth, devoted to inspiring and mentoring others. He is a risk taker, a good communicator and passionate about life. When asked what drives him he smiles and say, “seeing a smile on someone’s face and knowing I’m the one who put it there”.

His first ever motivational talk was in Bloemfontein December year 2000 and since that day he never looked back. Koko Zaka is a living testimony that one’s past and circumstances are never one’s future, and he continues to inspire the nation.

Work experience

Field reseacher (H.T.A)

Department of health

Field reseach

Presentations to club and tarven owners

Jan 2012Present

Senir Facilitator

Prepare, organise, manage and facilitate a multi-module leadership and pure innovation programme. Setup a node training environment that will be conducive to high intensity learning. Provide training and facilitation, according to detailed guidelines and session scripts created to work with Activators. Work within a team to make improvements and support the project as a whole. Manage the monitoring of participants as they proceed through the programme, and evaluation of programme outcomes. Maintain all mandatory record-keeping and administration requirements. Participate in quarterly evaluations of the trainers and the programme
Jul 2007Mar 2009

Trainer (Leadership andEnvironmental education)


Ensure smooth running of the programme in the provinces

Advocate and Lobby government departments andStakeholders

Start and maintain food gardening projects (Vermiculture)

Conduct hiking trails and team building workshops

Organize and run events

Provide ongoing support to implementers

Identify Trainings needs and conduct trainings for staff

Jun 2005Jun 2007

Area coordinator


Stake holder management

Support implementers

Data collection

Marketing and Recruitment

Outreach and events

build Patnerships

Jan 2005May 2005

Peer group trainer

Department of education

Training Peer Educators and  L. O Teachers

Support programme implementation in schools

organise and run events

Apr 2003Dec 2003

Motivational programme trainer

Miles & Associates international success by choice

Train Teachers, Line Managers and community mobilisers

Support implementers

Motivational talks in schools and community


May 2013May 2013

Train the trainer

Talent Management Solutions


Event management
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Life skills facilitator HIV/Aids Leadership skills Team buildings Public speaking Event management Motivation