Karos & Kambro (Non Profit Youth Development Organisation (011-268)) is a well-registered youth development organisation. Our heartbeat is to use the performing arts as a tool to help restore youth, disadvantaged communities and ultimately, our nation.
Karos is the khoi word for blanket. The Karos symbolizes the warmth, protection and family that Karos & Kambro becomes to the youth-at-risk in South Africa.
Kambro is the khoi name for a succulent plant that grows in dry desert areas. The Kambro symbolizes the hidden potential of young people in underprivileged areas – hidden like this plant under a dry and hopeless earth, but ready to be discovered and developed.
To provide a mechanism through the strategic development of the arts whereby disadvantaged youth are helped to become part of the reconstruction process in South Africa.
To use the power of theatre and positive life skills as a holistic and empowering process of transformation to help heal our youth at risk and to do community development.
Karos & Kambro is a Development Organisation that positively influences the youth through the Performing Arts.
Dr Salomé Combrink
Founder & CEO
Dr. Combrink has considerable experience in the performing arts industry for more than 30 years. During this time she lectured in theatre and drama at the North West University and produced theatre productions for the National Arts Festivals. Dr. Combrink's passion for community development through the powerful communication medium of the performing arts, culminated in the establishment of the Karos & Kambro Youth Development Organisation in 2000.
Management Portfolio: (Chairperson)
Mr. Shikwambane is the Principal of the Philena Primary School situated in Olievenhoutbosch near Pretoria. His fervor and unwavering commitment to the welfare of vulnerable children, HIV orphans and the disabled, is testimony to his generous and selfless commitment to community upliftment that extends beyond the borders of the class room and formal educational setting.
Koos van Zyl (Secretary)
Management Portfolio: Finances, labour issues
Mr. Van Zyl has been involved in the human capital discipline for 34 years. During his tenure in the transportation industry he occupied a senior managerial position responsible for human capital administration. Currently he conducts his own consultancy establishment and specializes in industrial relations and labour law.
France Itumeleng Mochocho
Management Portfolio: Networking and enterprise development
Mr Mochocho is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He has worked with IBM, Cell C and currently is the MD of Black IQ. He is serious about assisting youths to develop from 'zeros to heroes' and 'write-offs to role models'.
Management Portfolio: Strategic development and partnerships
For the past nine years Mrs Lee has been working in financial, strategy and operations sectors. Her current Group Executive position at Mutual & Federal includes Brand, Customer and Transformation. She is passionate about youth development and training.