Philip Geldenhuys is the Co-Founder and CEO of Community Keepers. He graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stellenbosch University and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Philip’s experience ranges from working as a social work practitioner with juvenile offenders and at-risk children to doing research on topics such as the influencing factors for high school dropout among males. Philip and his wife, Reé, live in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and have three children.
Community Keepers was established in 2008 and delivers school-based psychological and social services to vulnerable children in South Africa. Children who utilize these services experience a direct improvement in their psychosocial wellbeing, leading to better academic performance, behavior and school attendance. During the last 24 months, Community Keepers has grown from having four school offices in April 2015 to 17 school offices in April 2017. They aim to accelerate this growth in the near future to serve more children and schools throughout South Africa.