Joint CEO (Education)

My deep passion, commitment and dedication to improving education in the South African context is evident in all aspects of my professional and personal life.


Karen was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She attended Herzlia Schools and graduated from Mowbray Teacher Training college with an HDE (Special Needs) and an FDE (Remedial) through UNISA. She spent 18 years as a mainstream classroom educator and in the the role of special needs co-ordinator and remedial therapist. She is presently joint CEO (Education) of ORT EDUCATION, an educational NGO which focuses on training and supporting of teachers in disadvantaged areas. She is married to Warren Kaimowitz and they have 2 children, Julia (15) and Adam (10).



  • Education

ORT Education is an educational NGO which focuses on training and supporting teachers in disadvantaged areas.

We believe that all children have the right to be taught by teachers who are passionate, well-trained and well resourced. Many teachers haven’t had the privilege of excellent training and are teaching in schools that have too many children in a class, with very few books and other resources to help them. ORT Education raises funds to train and support teachers so that they can become more confident and increase their content knowledge. This helps them to ensure the children these teachers teach get the best education.