Genéye Starling joined the Thandanani & 4Kids team in October. Genéye has a background in marketing, health and teaching and is passionate about using her skills and experience to grow 4Kids to benefit Thandanani and the children and families they support.
She explains: “In 2004, I was invited to join an Eco-therapy camp that was hosted for children that were under the care of Thandanani. I spent the weekend with a group of orphaned children who were working their way through the painful process of loss, having to care for their siblings, attend school and somehow still having to put food on the table. The stories they told felt so far removed from the upbringing I got to experience – these children had no opportunity to be ‘children.’ They had to take on the role of being a parent, the role of provider as well as having to be scholars. I was deeply moved by their stories and ten years later I have been blessed with the opportunity to be part of this incredible organisation. My wish is that all of you reading this will come on board and participate in making a difference to the lives of these vulnerable kids.”
Welcome on Board Genéye! We love your passion and look forward to you taking 4Kids to new heights!