During my almost 40 years of working experience I spent 18 with NICRO, a national NGO widely recognised for their innovative, effective service delivery within the criminal justice arena. Their core services focus on the development of restorative justice and crime prevention initiatives. They provide services to young offenders and youth at risk of committing crime and coming into conflict with the law; incarcerated persons, released prisoners and their families; victims of crime and violence; and communities affected by crime and poverty.
During this time with them in the Fundraising and Marketing Department I gained valuable working experience and respect for all human beings like no other career could ever have taught me.
My working experience includes:
- Personal Assistant
- Office Management
- Staff Management
- Marketing & Media
- Administration, Finance & Budget
- National Events & Campaigns
- Creative Work and Editing – eg Annual Reports
- Corporate Identity
- Website Management
- Proposals & Progress Reports to Donors
- Donor Research & Liaison with Donors
- Database Management
- Social Networking
- Media Liaison
My strong points are that I am organised, have meticulous attention to detail, database management, strong all-round administrative experience and my personal passion, meeting deadlines. My all-round administration experience and "getting it done", positive attitude goes a long way when implementing office systems and ensuring the smooth general operation of any office.
Post NICRO I met David Alexander a Social Engineering Specialist and together we created Scam Stop Education and Awareness, a channel to be of service to South Africa and our members from around the globe. The primary mission of the organisation is the provision of education, information and advice to the community to empower them to protect themselves. I am the co- founder of Scam Stop Education and Awareness and it operated on a voluntary basis.
These scams run the whole gamut from Advance Fee (419) scams, to bogus job offers to work in other countries, too buy or sell schemes, false lottery winnings, phishing e mails or web sites; the list of current, possible or potential scams is endless.
Scams, schemes and fraud are part of our everyday lives. We may not always be aware when something we are dealing with is a scam or fraud and Scam Stop Education and Awareness tried to rectify that.
As a leading South African authority on all forms of dementia, DEMENTIA SA strives to minimize the impact that dementia has on individuals, families and communities. By taking an innovative approach to service delivery that includes all relevant constituencies, DEMENTIA SA is the leading provider of awareness, information, education and support services to all those affected by dementia. It vigorously advocates the rights and dignity of those living with dementia. All services are supported by ongoing research.