Melissa King is an education consultant who works with BRIDGE in the area of knowledge management, helping distil learnings from BRIDGE’s collaborative work. She has been a teacher, facilitator, writer and researcher across different sectors of education and training, including schooling, adult basic education, technical and vocational education and training and skills development for the workplace. Areas of expertise include curriculum, assessment and English language learning and teaching. She joined BRIDGE in August 2014.

Akani Mkansi is a Project Coordinator for School Leadership at BRIDGE. She is responsible for communicating, coordinating and liaising with stakeholders and partners. She has worked in several NGOs that empower young people, children and communities as a facilitator, researcher and project administrator. She is passionate about community development, enhancing individuals’ potential to thrive beyond their abilities as well as knowledge production. She joined BRIDGE in May 2021.


Khosi Nkambule is the Knowledge Management Officer at BRIDGE. Her responsibilities include synthesising learnings from the joint work of BRIDGE. She is a self-motivated creative who is enthusiastic about knowledge and information management, as well as research and development. She joined BRIDGE in March 2022.



Patience Voller is the Senior Project Manager for BRIDGE’s School leadership programme, which includes managing the Principal’s Communities of Practice and the Principals Upfront Dialogue Series. She has worked as a project manager, project implementer, facilitator and mentor in Systemic School Improvement Projects in the NPO sector over the last 7 years. Prior to that Patience was a high school English teacher. She joined the BRIDGE team in October 2016.


Tumi Erasmus is the ICT, Communications and Digital Content Coordinator at BRIDGE. She is responsible for helping to distill leanings by capturing, developing and sharing the knowledge that emerges from BRIDGE’s collaborative work.  Tumi is a creative with an academic background in Digital Marketing and Communications and is interested in the empowering of individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. She joined BRIDGE in March 2022.








I’m so impressed with the competency, high standards and quiet service you and your team always bring to the coalition.

Margurite Callaway, Callaway Leadership Institute