The Umlambo Foundation is led by a creative, forward-thinking group that is enthusiastic about the development, employment prospects, and educational opportunities for our children.
OUR FOUNDER & BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our Team Members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, but they are all united by one goal: to provide our youth with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. That passion is what propels the Umlambo Foundation forward.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is former United Nations Under- Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was awarded a doctorate in Technology and Education from Warwick University. She has authored several scholarly and other opinion pieces. A Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Centre for Public Leadership. She became a Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister of Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of Minerals and Energy, and finally as Deputy President of South Africa in 2005 to 2008, Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka worked tirelessly on programmes and policies to reduce inequality. As the head of the UN women, she has been a global advocate for women and girls. She established initiatives such as the HeForShe for men and boys to address gender Equality. She also successfully mobilized an historic $40 billion USD for women and girls around the world. She is a founder and leader of Umlambo Foundation which is dedicated to the improvement of education and digital literacy training for educators. She is currently the Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg.