Meet our JHB South Regional Mentor:
Meet our MENtors team:
Farai Nyamavuvu - MENtor
I grew up in a loving family in a small rural village in the Eastern province of Zimbabwe. I studied to be a teacher following in the footsteps of my father and have been a teacher for over twenty years now. My mother played an important role in nurturing me to be a God fearing and principled man. I moved to South Africa in 2007 and I have taught at a couple of schools in the Eastern Cape province. I am passionate about my job and bond really well with my learners.
I am married with two kids. I believe education and following the principles of God can help break down social ills like broken homes and women abuse and empower our boys to grow into responsible citizens, fathers and husbands. Being a part of the character company has given me an opportunity to do my part in standing in the gap and contribute in raising boys with absent fathers to be good men.
Marius Swarts- MENtor
Marius is 55 year old and has been married to Alta for 30 years. They have three children, Juan, Steve and Desire’ who all reside in Cape Town. Marius’ hobbies are fishing, hunting and doing small projects around the house.
Marius leads, HIS WAY CHURCH in Kidd’s Beach where he has been serving since 2007.
Marius is involved in a number of community projects in and around Kidd’s Beach which include a Care Centre for the Elderly, feeding and caring for orphaned children and supporting education in the rural area.
Marius has a heart for people and is passionate about mentoring, others to understand who they are in Christ, enabling them to live victorious lives in and through Christ.
Marius also firmly believes that the church is not a building, but rather a building where the church meets once a week to worship God and the rest of the week, the church functions in their homes, neighborhood, schools and workplace, being the salt and the light.
Thomas Muller - MENtor
Thomas Muller is a primary school Waldorf Teacher and Spacial Dynamics Therapist, working and living in Chintsa, near East London. He did his part-time training in Bothmer Gymnastics at the Institute of Human Movement studies, qualifying in 2001 and qualified as a Waldorf primary school class teacher in 2000. He worked as the lead teacher in Games and Gymnastics at Wynstones School, Stroud, UK for 7 years. He was well known for his work in pedagogical movement teaching, and especially famous for his circus club and his formidable Wynstones basket ball team.
Whilst still in the UK he did a postgraduate training in Spacial Dynamics Therapy through the Spacial Dynamics Institute in Stuttgart and New York, qualifying in 2006, before returning to South Africa.
Back in East London Tom has become famous for Tom’s Circus and Games, often spotted at carnivals, festivals and birthday parties. He works as a clown for Reach for a dream, providing entertainment to children in the East London hospitals once a week. He is currently homeschooling three children for Class 5. When possible he sees patients for spacial dynamics therapy, helping clients find their own authentic movement to address muscular disorders, mental stability and prevention of injury.
Tawanda Mangwiro- MENtor
Tawanda, also known as Sylvester Mangwiro was born on the 7th of July 1984 in Mutare, Zimbabwe. He is a God fearing person who grew up in a God fearing home, and thanks to his mother and grandmother who instilled that in him. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons in Humanities (2009) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2018). He is currently working at African Angels school in the Eastern Cape Province as an Educator.
He is a very passionate and caring person who believes that every child needs a loving and stable relationship. He also believes in finding purpose within the children that comes across and try and make them believe that they carry the greatest potential if they commit to what they believe in. Having grown up from a maternal family, Tawanda was also taught to love and respect other people through the help of his uncle who also played a big part of his upbringing. He believes that his life experiences and the work experience that he currently hold will help in the uplifting and improving the lives of the boys that he will be grooming to become better men and citizens of this country