Barbara Miller

 Development Manager

Be the change you want to see in the world' informs my social activism

ABOUT Barbara

Barbara Miller, the Development Manager of Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust, was educated at Herzlia School and later did courses on education, Judaica, personal counseling and group facilitation. She was the founding executive director of MaAfrika Tikkun (now Afrika Tikkun), heading the organisation for 12 years. She has also worked at Cape Jewish Seniors Association and was a LifeLine counsellor, serving on its executive committee.

Her education, cultural heritage and the impact of the Holocaust and Apartheid on her life steered her towards social activism and development work. 'Be the change you want to see in the World' informs her social activism.


  • ECD

  • Enterprise Development

  • Family Support


Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust in Nyanga Cape Town provides fourteen support, education and skills development programmes on the campus and through outreach programmes into the community, reaching up to 15 000 beneficiaries per year. The Trust has developed a replicable model of holistic sustainable community-based care for AIDS-affected and vulnerable children and their caregivers. Etafeni runs a programme that trains HIV-infected mothers in beadwork, smocking, patchwork, and various other craft-making skills. The products are produced at Etafeni and sold locally and internationally, giving the HIV+ mothers a steady income.