Dr Rethabile Mashale Sonibare

DR Rethabile Mashale-Sonibare is Director of Thope Foundation (www.thopefoundation.org), a non-profit organisation providing primary school support programmes to young girls in Khayelitsha. She is co-founder and lead consultant of a management and leadership development consultancy working in South Africa and West Africa. Rethabile is also the founder of the girls school in Khayelitsha, Molo Mhlaba school a STEAM school. Rethabile holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Management, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation in the non-profit sector, from the University of Cape Town. She has worked with transnational organisations, some of which include Comic Relief/UK Sport International, Futures Group SHIPP Project; the John Hopkins Health Education South Africa funded projects like Health Promoters Project, Brother for Life, Intersexions and the evaluation on behaviour change communication strategies in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Combined with her experience spanning over a decade in the non-profit sector, she serves on the boards of several non-profit organisations in various roles.