Janna Kretzmar

Director and Founder

I have always loved working with children and am grateful to have the privilege of supporting their journey to becoming a new generation of Earthchildren.


Janna Kretzmar is the founder and director of the Earthchild Project. Janna went to Herzlia School and was also very involved with Habonim Dror as both a chanichah (learner) and madricha (leader). She has a degree in Social Anthropology and Psychology from UCT and extensive experience in informal education. Janna is a qualified yoga teacher and an ambassador of health, wellness and environmental sustainability.



  • Children and Infants

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Wellness and Alternative Health

Earthchild Project is a Non-Profit Organisation operating in disadvantaged primary schools in the Western Cape. Working with children and teachers, their educational programmes focus on the environment, health and life-skills. Activities include organic gardening, worm farming, hiking, yoga, meditation, and healthy living. They run holiday programmes, weekend hikes and camps, after school clubs and lessons during school time. They teach practical skills that complement the academic curriculum to over 2000 children in 8 schools. Earthchild Project aims to inspire a new generation of healthy, confident and conscious young leaders.