About the BEAR Foundattion
The BEAR Foundation exists to groom girls for growth by offering support and Life Skills Educational programs.
BEAR Foundation is a women’s rights non-profit organisation. Our ultimate objective is to empower young women and adolescent girls through education, leadership and support. Giving them the opportunity to earn a sustainable income and improve their economic output.
BEAR Foundation seeks to transform and connect youth, women and girls to endless possibilities for sustainable livelihoods beyond their imagination.
To empower young women and adolescent girls through education, leadership and economic development..
Provide education, leadership support.
Provide an opportunity to earn a sustainable income and improve their
* Campaigning for policy changes
* Awareness of sexual rights and policy implantation of existing
* Establish school-based community teams to improve the adoption of
Career & Life guidance
* Sexual reproductive health workshops
* Saturday / holiday programmes
Gertrude Nderere is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Development Finance practitioner with over 15 years of experience in both profit and Non-Profit making organisations. She has recently worked as Regional Grants Manager for SRHR Africa Trust, a regional organisation based in South Africa, where she was responsible for
managing the entire Grants Management cycle for over 30 sub grantees in East and Southern Africa and also for individual project reporting and coordination..
Charlotte Lolo Ngubeni
Charlotte Ngubeni has more than 20 years of solid Human Resources (HR) management as a generalist. Having begun her career in the retail sector, she strived to ensure she gained working experience in a variety of sectors. She worked in the finance sector (Liberty and Thebe), steel manufacturing and higher education to name a few. It has been her wish to focus on giving back and working with organisations similar to hers that are women led or managed..
Haseena Majid has experience as a Public health project coordinator. Administrative Manager, Project Planning, Facilitation of stakeholder engagements, Lobbying, Policy Review, Advocacy, Report Writing. Executive Secretary (2019)..
Oyama Tshona is a pro-feminist Blogger covering various women’s issues in her blog called Thetha Ntombi!  (“Speak Girl!”) inspired by work she does on Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in South Africa, as well as a need to positively contribute and participate in uncovering and implementing authentic solutions. Thetha Ntombi! is a platform that she uses to share and exchange with, learn from and inspire other women, girls and marginalised individuals as they unpack their diversity and adversities..