The Moshal Scholarship Program is administered by a small team of professionals, who seek to make Martin Moshal's vision a reality.
We bring a host of skills and considerable passion to our work.We also collaborate closely with many partners in South Africa, Israel and the Ukraine to make our program run effectively while maximizing the money we spend directly on our students.
Yael Lavie started the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2009 and now acts as an advisor to the Team. She is a cousin of Martin Moshal and grew up in Israel where she attended the army and university, obtained her MBA and started her career in banking. Yael has worked as an investment banker for most of her career and now lives in Israel.
Kate joined as President of the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2011 and is building it into a leading provider of scholarships for tenacious students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Prior to this she worked for 13 years at the World Bank Group and before that in the South African Government and for Bain & Company. Kate has an M.Phil (Cambridge) and an MBA (INSEAD) and is on the board of several organisations.
For Jodi Bailey, it's a great privilege to join the Moshal Scholarship Program as Country Manager for South Africa. She grew up in South Africa and then spent a few years working in London. While she loved the travel opportunities, she always knew that she would return to South Africa when the time was right.
I feel a great privilege to work in the scholarship program of Dr. Martin Moshal who poured real content into Rabbi Shlomo Carlibach's famous saying And I quote: “All that a child needs is one adult to believe in "
Michael is the Moshal Scholarship Program Manager in Ukraine. He joined the program in 2013 and has worked with Tikva for 9 years. He taught at Tikva's Jewish University, quickly becoming responsible for all student programs. Michael is part of a network of educationalists who have similar goals, including reviving the Jewish community of Odessa.
Alina is a psycho-social coordinator for the Program in the Ukraine. She joined Tikva in 2011 and has a background similar to many of our scholars, giving her a great prespective on their views, problems and needs. Alina has been trained in many soft skills and leadership which allows her to work effectively with our students in the Ukraine.
Dima joined the program in 2015 as a psycho-social coordinator in the Ukraine. He is finishing his MA in Law and has a background in leadership and Jewish informal education. His main responsibilities are helping Moshal scholars to fulfil their education potential.
Keren joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2015 as a psycho social coordinator. She graduated from Ben-Gurion University with a BA in business and political science.During her military service she served as a social worker responsible for the welfare of hundreds of soldiers and their families. Keren also co-managed the "Open Apartments" program that encourage student to be involved in the socio-economically challenged neighbourhoods around BGU.
Shiri joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2016 as a psycho-social coordinator. She graduated from Ben-Gurion University with a BA in Social Work and has an MA in Educational Counseling from the Academic College in Ramat Gan. Shiri worked for four years as a Social Worker at a school preparing older students with learning disabilities and personal and mental health issues for matriculation. Shiri’s experience will help her support our Moshal Scholars as they progress through their academic careers and seek to fulfil their true potential.
Ilanit joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in August 2016 as a psycho-social coordinator in israel. She has a B.A in Education and Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University, and a coaching diploma. Ilanit has extensive experience in human resources, training and coaching. She brings many skills to assist our Moshal Scholars to reach their true potential.
Lior joins the Moshal Scholarship Program after four years managing a Centre in the ‘’Education for Excellence’’ organisation in Israel. She has a BA in education and learning disabilities and is currently studying for a master's degree in the development and management of educational systems. She is excited to work with our Moshal Scholars and to share her experience with the team.
Maayan has a BA in Social Sciences from the Open University in Israel, with a specialization in learning disabilities. She has many years of experience in training and education, from her military service as a trainer in the Signal Corps, as Deputy Director of the school for flight attendants with EL-AL Airline, and in the recent years as manager of the adult education division of the Open University. Her focus is on motivating people and supporting them to achieve their goals.
Elia joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2016 as the Careers Coordinator for Israel. She has a B.A in Social Sciences, and an M.A in Education and Teaching diploma from Beit Berl College. Elia has extensive experience in human resources management both internal to companies and in recruitment. She brings many assets including her training, recruiting, motivating and networking skills to the Program and is enjoying supporting our Moshal Scholars’ to realise their career aspirations.
Nozuko was born and raised in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. She obtained her Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Pretoria. Before following her passion of empowering the youth through education, and founding Educubed Foundation, she was a Risk Finance Consultant at Alexander Forbes and later joined Investec Private Bank as a Consultant in their treasury department.
Serena has recently joined the team as the Careers Coordinator for the northern part of South Africa. As an educator, human resource practitioner and an entrepreneur, her focus has always being skills development and youth engagement. Serena has a B.Commerce post graduate qualification with more than 15 years experience in human resource and skills development engaging with Corporate SA and Government.
I've recently returned to South Africa after many years of working in the UK and two years I spent in Israel. I have an MSc in Psychology and worked extensively with disadvantaged and marginalised sectors of society, including managing social development departments and working directly with young people with behavioural and emotional difficulties. Moshal's values and ethos are the reasons this role appeals to me so much.
Debra joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in June 2016 as the psychosocial coordinator for the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She has a BA in Social Sciences and an MA in Counselling Psychology, as well as a diploma in higher education teaching from Monash University. Debra’s experience lies in education and assessment, and she has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with an emphasis on student support in teaching and learning. Social upliftment is close to Debra’s heart and she feels privileged at the opportunity to be further involved in this through supporting young people in education.
Simon obtained his B. Social Work degree from the University of Johannesburg. He recently joined the Moshal team as a Programme Coordinator for the University of Pretoria and University of the Free State. This position excites him as it presents an opportunity for him to work with a group of highly esteemed scholars that are a symbol of hope for the nation, communities and their respective families.
Mandy joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in August 2015. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at UKZN in Psychology and French. Mandy’s career has included both international and local experience in administration, finance, business strategy and life coaching. Mandy’s position allows her the inspiring opportunity of guiding UKZN Moshal scholars to reach their true potential.
Shanaaz joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in South Africa as the Program Coordinator for the University of the Witwatersrand. She obtained her BA Honours in Psychology from the University of South Africa and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Liverpool with an emphasis on child and adolescent development and HIV/AIDS in the Public Health sector.
Carien Smit is the Psycho-Social Coordinator for the Free State in South Africa. She is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for people, the outdoors and good coffee! Carien sees working with the Moshal Scholarship Program as a way to help our students make the most of their opportunities at university and in the world of work, by integrating their autonomy, personal development and emotional intelligence.
After many years in the corporate space I am delighted to be associated with The Moshal Scholarship Program. It will be my pleasure to add to a highly efficient team ensuring that the financial aspects of the program are taken care of in a professional manner. I am a doer, with a lot of energy and clear focus to see things through.
Debra joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2016 as the Finance Officer in London. She has worked in the finance departments of various commercial sectors. Her most recent position working at a Charity highlighted for her that working within the charity sector is where she wanted to concentrate her energies. Debra qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward.