Charlene CM Miles
Executive Director and Founder
Oluwaseyi A Isikalu
Board Director and Music Tutor
Mariana A Bolumole
Chairperson and Music Director
Based in: Langberg Ridge, Durbanville, Western Cape (South Africa)
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Total Professional experience: 36 Years
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Qualified and Experienced Human Resource Practitioner in all aspects of Human Resource Policy and Practices and Implementation. Administration, Human Resource Planning. Many years of experience in Human Resource Training and Development, Performance Management and Transformation Field. She worked in great depth with dynamics of transformation in organisations and understand the complexity of working in Transformation and the challenges this presents. She also has a strong background regarding Strategic Management, People Development, and Policy Formulation. Implementation and Monitoring as well as Project Management. High level of interpersonal interaction combined with sound Problem Analysis Capacity. Experience in Restructuring of Departments. Also have a strong focus on mentoring, coaching and motivating people. Qualified Assessor, Moderator and Skills Development Facilitator.
Founder and CEO of her own Business focus on HR Consultancy, Engineering, Entertainment and Trading. She is also managing a jazz/gospel band.
Founder and Executive Director of an NPO called “NOSTOP” Never Overthink Situations Treat Opportunities Passionately.
Ward Committee Member for the City of Cape Town representing Arts and Culture
Committee Member of the Local Organising Committee with South African Police Service (SAPS)
Qualified Community Art Facilitator
• Honours in Public Management (HONSBPA) (University of Stellenbosch)
• National Diploma Human Resources Management (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
• Post Graduate Executive Management Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch)
• Senior Management Programme (Western Cape Public Management Trust (University of Western Cape) (Post Graduate)
• Senior Executive Management Programme (University of Western Cape) (Post Graduate)
• Executive Development Programme (Tshwane University of Technology (Post Graduate)
• Labour Law in the Workplace Certificate (University of Western Cape)
• Personnel Management Certificate (Administration and Commerce)
• Women in Leadership Certificate (University of Stellenbosch)
(Mini Thesis: University of Stellenbosch)
Oluwaseyi, with strong background in Business Management is also an instrumentalist and music director with many years of experience. He is passionate about youth development and catching them young. He has trained many children and youth Jazz, Continental and African music including musical instruments. He has worked with NPOs in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, and Eastern Cape. He has participated in community development projects using music as his focus based in South Africa especially within the Western Cape Province. He has the passion for raising awareness of services and deliver value to communities in need.
She is an educator with 36 years working experience both as welfare coordinator and classroom teacher in within the Western Cape Province Public Schools. Mariana has been very active in her community and in 2014, she was a fieldworker at the University of Stellenbosch research project on HIV/AIDS and methamphetamine. She is a musician and currently an organist in the Anglican Church. Mariana assisted with the feeding schemes in Belhar Community where she engaged in the provision of shelter materials for displaced women and children. She is passionate about children development hence she engages with her community kids after school with extramural activities.
Peter van Wyk was born in Bredarsdorp Western Cape. He attended Bishop Lavis High School. Since childhood he had a passion for music, especially guitar. Played in the church band , later on joined a private gospel band, played at functions and weddings. He want to plough back music knowledge to the community and volunteered to join NOSTOP NPO. He believes that through music one can change the negativity that is currently experiencing in the community and by doing this it can make our country a more loveable and safe place for all.
Peter is currently teaching kids in Scottsville guitar lessons 4 days a week after school. We are blessed to have Peter as part of NOSTOP Team. In addition to this position in the organisation he is also the Chairperson of the board. He is bringing various knowledge and skills to the organisation.
Dawn Campher is a qualified systems analyst, with many years of experience in education, training and administration. She enjoys using her skills to contribute towards the development of her community. She has worked in different sectors such as provincial government, private companies and NGO’s.
She recently joined NOSTOP NPO, where she will use her extensive expertise to empower the youth and adults through computer training and facilitation of technical skills. She finds this opportunity refreshing as it allows her to positively contribute to society, while also acquiring new experiences that communicates directly to her philosophy of lifelong learning.
Dawn is a force to be reckoned with and aims to use her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage her team and students to work hard and succeed.
We are so grateful to all our volunteers for partnering with us to make a difference in our communities.
Chaslin Miles, Bernadette Miles, Chadwin Miles, Carmen van Harte, Leonora van Wyk, Peter van Wyk, Kathrine Jacobs, Lee -Shante Hael, Delia Stephens, Sandra Mess, Magda Esau, Helen Baartman, Robert Baartman, Pastor Eleanore van Wyk
Davina Alexander, Veronica Daniels, De Silva, Ursula Strydom, Thersia-Lee Cunningham, Mark Adams.
Loretta Stephens, Noel Stephens, Janine Constant, Nadine Stephens, Nolan Stephens, Naeema Nolan, Elize Boonzaaier.
Linda and Julian Brown, Maria Jacobs.
Veronica Conrad, Winston Conrad.
We want to welcome this amazing lady to our team at NOSTOP NPO. Robyn Lee-Anne Norris is a Candidate Attorney who will be our volunteer at NOSTOP as a paralegal. She has her LLB degree and Practical Legal Training (University of Pretoria Enterprises) She is passionate in what she is doing and we are privilege and blessed to have her as part of our team.
Volunteer (Community Art Facilitator )
Sodam Lee is a Community Art Facilitator (CAF) and coordinator of the NOSTOP Community Art Programme. She was born in South Korea and grew up in Cape Town. She holds BTech and MTech in Graphic Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). She also completed the Early Beginnings Module offered by Butterfly Art Project to be a qualified CAF. In addition to NOSTOP CAF, she is a visual communication freelance designer who specialised in illustration and typography. Her strengths align with critical and creative thinking. Sodam believes that creativity is problem-solving tools and activities. Her design approach is to identify the problem and address the problem through creativity. Furthermore, she has a passion for visual art. She believes that art is an expressive medium that does not only denotes to some pretty pictures but as a tool to understand self and the world around us. Sodam hopes to combine design’s creative thinking and art as a reflective tool to create a healthy environment for the disadvantaged community.
Volunteer (Community Art Facilitator)
Karla Fraser grew up in Cape Town and trained as a Community Art Facilitator with the Butterfly Art Project. She graduated with a B.A. (Psych) from University of Cape Town and also completed studies in Shiatsu and Acupuncture due to her interest in wholistic health. She has worked mainly in the fields of publishing, editing and the web. She believes passionately in the therapeutic and developmental value of art and that all children should have the opportunity to creatively express themselves, as well as experience the joy of making art. Karla also provides counselling to children and youth who attend our sessions/afterschool programme.
Khangelwa Mnyaka is an ambitious female who is an organized and goal-oriented individual, prepared to achieve the goals of her career, and is always looking for a challenge to enhance her skills and knowledge. She developed her desire in Public Management and Electric Artisan to empower more knowledge. She has worked for SAPS (Human Resource) as Personnel Officer (intern) under Recruitment and Promotion, WCED (Metro South District) as an Admin clerk (intern) and Ikapa Water Reticulation and Flow. She’s self motivated hard worker who likes to interact with others and adapt easily to different situations/environment. She can also perform physical work. Her passion is to serve community even if it’s not going to benefit her financially but mental she will grow.
Simone is a registered wellness counselor in the pre-category candidate status. She recently completed her Honours, majoring in Industrial Psychology. Her goal is to serve her community through her passion for helping people by this counseling in the future, and another goal is to work as an HR professional.
Jandre David Alexander has never worked for a boss. He dropped out of a school of skills in 2017 while in grade 10. He has knowledge in welding, spray-painting, maintenance, and panel-beating. In 2018 he received an opportunity to study for 12 months at iCollege. In 2020 he started volunteering at Youth Clouds of Heaven & NOSTOP during the time of COVID-19 Lockdown. In his own words, “I actually knew nothing about volunteerism, and I came to the organization empty minded and I learned how to do admin along the way”. He is a very quiet person, and he likes learning new things on a daily basis. He also likes meeting new people with different personalities. He is quite into computers, but his passion is to drive a freightliner (trucking) one day.
Keegan Brandt has been progressively involved in human resources and industrial relations for over 20 years. Qualified in Human Resources Management and holds professional registration with the South African Board of Personnel Practitioners.
Having worked for several multinational companies, he has extensive experience in employee relations, training & development and process implementation. In addition to his passion for human resources, he has a strong entrepreneurial flair and has been involved in various startups, including HR Innovations, My Car Taxi & Rider Services and The Hope Foundation.
Extremely passionate about developing people by sharing his knowledge and expertise to add value to the youth. Recently embarked on the parenthood journey and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his son, Nova.
Aysha is married with no children, only cats.
She obtained her BAdmin degree in 1996 at the University of the Western Cape. Major in Industrial Psychology.
She started within the Western Cape Government in 1992 as an Admin Clerk in a training section and left the department in 2018 where she was an Assistant Director within Human Resource Management with a strong focus Performance Management in Department of the Premier.
Currently she is a travel agent in partnership with a family member and likes to travel the world.
Aysha is a very committed, loyal and highly motivated worker with outstanding relations with colleagues’ seniors and juniors. She has a strong sense for empathy and respect of dignity for clients and her community. It is for this reason she avails herself as a volunteer and to join the NOSTOP Family where she will also be responsible for the financial matters.
Leandi is a qualified Social Worker with just under 10 years of experience in the field, working with individuals, families, and the communities in which they live. Having worked in both provincial and local government, she have been exposed to a wide array of different social and economic settings and have worked with a vast clientele. She is committed and self-motivated and passionate about the development and empowerment of people.
She values and respects their self-determination, resiliency, and courage to change. Since change is inevitable and the only constant in this world, she has come to embrace being a wife, mother, and a recent relocation from Johannesburg.
We are surrounded by professional strategic advisors who help to facilitate workshops, coach, mentor, and advice.
NOSTOP currently uses the service of Frank Julie.
Frank Julie is an organizational development consultant, strategist, advisor, mentor, lecturer, and facilitator with a master’s degree in Adult Education obtained from the University of Cape Town. His journey in the non-profit sector started over 40 years as a volunteer, community organizer, programs manager and director. His involvement in professional fundraising spans almost 3 decades. He is the founder of various organizations amongst others YoungPeople@Work, people First Foundation, Food Relief Alliance of South Africa. Fundraising mentoring Network and Music Academy for Rural Youth.
We at NOSTOP are extremely fortunate to have the support of our community
and other organizations that assist in making what we do possible.
• Food Relief Alliance Of South Africa (Frasa) (Member)
• Youth Clouds Of Heaven
• Department Of Social Development
• Food For Life (Volunteer)
• Fundraising Mentoring Network (Fmn) (Member)
• Bracken-can (Volunteer)
• Department Of Labour
• Cyro M Ukunakekela (Pty) Ltd
• Rdd Designs (Ramon Delcarme Designs)
• Fhi 360 Dreams
• Uwn #shemeansbusiness” (Member)
• Bethel Tabernacle (Full Gospel Of God) Scottsville
• The Hotspot Library (Scottsville, Terence Crowster)
• Ame School Kraaifontein
• Ame Church Kraaifontein
• Scotssdene Secondary School
• Adrian Cupido (Motolek Owner)
• Hermien Shoe Project
• Yusef Dream Foundation
• Sisterkeeper Movement
• Streams Of Healing
• The Leaky Shack Foundation
• Behaviour Resolutions
• Brown Girl Creations (Bgk)
• Frank Julie Associates