Our Staff

Nuraan Osman

Nuraan Osman

Director

We want to help these ladies rewrite the script in their heads that says, “I’m not good enough for a healthy relationship” and guide them towards believing that they have value, are worthy, and deserve a good life.

Rashieda Lodewyk

Rashieda Lodewyk

Resident Support Officer

I am working with souls, not machines and to see how residents enter and watch their transformation knowing that I contributed to it, is profound.

Blessings Maganga

Blessings Maganga

Kindergarten Teacher

Ihata has given me the opportunity to instill the knowledge that I have acquired and it is a place where I am taught more about humanity than I ever thought possible.

Gabiba Ismail

Gabiba Ismail

Skills Officer, Exercise Instructor & Driver

Razaan Roberts

Razaan Roberts

Aftercare Teacher

Being able to assist the children in their healing and watch as they go back to being carefree children who are able to express and be themselves makes working at Ihata worthwhile.

Nuhaa Ismail

Nuhaa Ismail

Office Manager

Knowing that each day at work you have worked to make someone else’s life easier or contributed inmaking a vulnerable women or child feel loved. That makes it all worthwhile.

Kulsom Garson

Kulsom Garson

Housemother

I love giving back to the same community that helped me. Working here challenges me and shows me that I am making progress everyday.

Yusra Roberts

Yusra Roberts

Aftercare Teacher

Being at the shelter has allowed me to grow as a person and expand for myself and in turn help others.

Faizel Porter

Faizel Porter

Life Coach

Zubaydah Kramer

Zubaydah Kramer

Assistant Housemother, Cook

What I want for myself, is what I want for the ladies – a bright future. My motto in life is “never give up and never give in.”