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Community Keepers

Philip Geldenhuys


Philip Geldenhuys is the Co-Founder of Community Keepers and served as the CEO for 10 years. During this time, he also co-founded Calling Education, a low-fee high quality school chain serving low-income learners. Philip is also the co-founder and CEO of Triga Ventures, serving Christian entrepreneurs in Southern Africa. He graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stellenbosch University and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Philip and his wife, Reé, live in Paarl, South Africa, and have three children.

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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. Community Keepers aim to have 100 school sites by 2025 whereby they will serve more than 50 000 children per year.

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