MEET THE TEAM BEHIND
ASHTON IN ACTION
BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
PATRIZIA VAN ZYL
By profession, Patrizia is a physiotherapist with a passion for community rehabilitation. This was evident as a young student when she won the Rothberg medal for community development in her fourth year of study. One of her core beliefs is that with God, everything is possible, making it impossible to ignore the needs of others in her community. This driving force motivates her to dream big when it comes to helping others achieve their goals.
AMANDA DE WET
Amanda is a fund manager by profession, but education and community development have always been significant parts of her life. After relocating to Ashton in 2006, while on sabbatical from the finance industry, she established a crèche and aftercare project. She served on the School Governing Body of Prospect Primary School and has been a director on the Board of the Breede River Valley Rural Development Association since 2013.
Wilna is an entrepreneur. From 2005 to 2015, she ran a succesful community business employing 25 people aged between the age of 18 and 50 years old. During this period, she discovered a passion for teaching Grade R. She is also actively involved with Silver Threads, an NGO catering to the needs of the elderly. Her background has afforded her the opportunity to work with people of all ages and understand the needs of the Ashton community.