Health Promoters started in South Africa and that is also where our headquarters is located. From there our programs of health education are arranged. The cofounder lived in the Netherlands and set up this organization in South Africa and also established a Friends of Health Promoters in the Netherlands. The Friends of Health Promoters playsa crucial role from the Netherlands for South Africa. They help and think along in enlarging the organization.From the Netherlands, there is also someone helping in the management of South Africa.
George Arrey is the chief executive officer of Health Promotion South Africa Trust in South Africa. He is a certified senior health promotor. George has a BA in Health Sciences and Social services (Community and Health Psychology) and a BA Hons (Community and health Psychology). He worked as a general trader, community development coordinator and health educator.
Regina lives in the Netherlands where she worked closely for seven years with co-founder Harold Robles. Together they organized various events, such as Golf4Health, Winter concerts and school projects. Regina is in daily contact with George Arrey. She collaborates closely with the Friends of the Health Promoters in the Netherlands and she will do so in the setup of the Caribbean organization.
Chipo has a workexperience as an Educator/HR Specialist and as a Senior educator and schoolmanager. Chipo was born is Zimbabwe, lived in Botswana and lives since a few years in Stellenbosch.
Felicity supports the Health Promoters with fundraising strategy. Felicity has a lot of experience in applying for grants at various NGOs. She advises the management team and the board of South Africa about growing strategies and how to improve the organization.
Harold Robles was cofounder and driving force of the Health Promoters. He was a passionate man, a connector par excellence, convincing and charismatic. Passionately, he spoke about the good work that is done in South African townships. Harold Robles passed away on July 31, 2020. He was 71 years old. He leaves a great void, but his life’s work – the Health Promoters, will be continued.
Dr. Jelle Braaksma was a close friend of Harold Robles and together they are the founders of Health Promotion South Africa Trust. Dr Jelle Braaksa is emeritus President of Erasmus Medical school.