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Li is Cape Town born and married to Stan. They have three children and six grandchildren. She is a high school teacher by profession, but has spent the better part of her life involved in a range of Jewish communal organisations, as well as in the broader society often assuming a leadership or executive role. Her involvement with Afrika Tikkun began in about 2003, and she has been an instrumental part of its growth. Li brings this considerable experience to the Mensch board in her capacity as Chairman.
Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to investing in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families through its community "Centres of Excellence" and strategic partnerships. The organisation's ''Cradle to Career'' model reflects a commitment to supporting children from infancy into adulthood and industrious employment to ensure that they become the next generation of well-rounded, productive South African citizens realising their inherent potential.
This is implemented through a combination of programmes and initiatives that enables the education and development of the child from early childhood, through schooling and to providing skills to tackle the job market. Li together with Anne Harris and Moonyeen Castle liaise with the staff that run the Family Centres of Excellence, and as a Non-Executive Director she represents the Cape on the national Board. Afrika Tikkun has emerged as a robust organisation with a significant footprint on child and youth development.
I feel privileged to contribute to various Jewish community organisations in leadership positions.
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