Staff

Staff-Title

Filomena Inacio Matsinhe

Memma

Known affectionately as ‘Memma’ – is 31 years old and has an absolute love and passion for children. A mother of two, she is exceptionally calm and patient and displays a natural rapport that children gravitate towards. Memma has a fun, bubbly disposition and nothing is ever too much trouble for her.

Memma completed primary and high school and has also completed a computer studies course.

She has five years of experience working as a private nanny for two families with children aged newborn up to five years.

She now joins us at Kingfisher Lake as the assistant in the preschool.

Sasha Ochse

SashaSasha grew up in Johannesburg but managed to escape. Apart from her on-going studies in early childhood development she has a Diploma in Hotel Management which has allowed her to work in South Africa, Australia, Cyprus and Botswana where she has learned through working with different cultures and nationalities.

She ran a children’s program at the world renowned Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as well as introducing a community project with rural school children in the Okavango delta of Botswana.

She is highly dedicated, incredibly patient and sensitive to the needs of others and has a pure love for working with children and seeing to their needs.

Sasha is a competent first aider and an avid conservationist. Her hobbies include kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Elis Carina

Elis was born in Inhambane, and grew up in Maputo she worked at Optica da Polana for three years while studying Human Resources at Universidade Pedagogica.

Elis then moved to Cape Town to pursue her studies receiving a Diploma in Early Childhood Development through the College of Cape Town, and later a B/ Tech in Public Relations at Cape Peninsula at University of Cape Town, while gaining experience in both volunteer work through internship and as an Au Pair.

Elis had unique experiences with young learners and is now back home to share them with children from all over the world. Being a proud mother of two, when not spending quality time with her family, Elis can be found baking – that is certainly her second passion.

Inês Fernandes

 

Inês was born and grew up in Lisbon. Her great passion for sport started at a very young age, which made her take the course of Physical Education and Sport Teacher at the Faculdade Lusófona in Lisbon. After completing her course, she set out on a new experience that brought her to Mozambique in 2005. She taught at the French school in Maputo for a year, developed a gymnastics project for children, which led her to become a Mozambique National Coach of Artistic Gymnastics.  Furthermore she mounted her own project of Nature Activities for children (Equilibriumoz).

In 2014, she embraced a two-year adventure in Cape Verde where she taught Physical Education and Gymnastics at the French School of Praia and worked on developing a social project for two Cape Verdean communities.

Her passion for sport is transmitted to her students through different modalities and educational games, where the motto is Physical Education is part of our lives and with it we will become full human beings!

 

Inês nasceu e viveu em Lisboa, a sua grande paixão pelo desporto começou desde muito pequena o que a fez tirar o curso de Professora de Educação Física e Desporto na Faculdade Lusófona de Lisboa. Após finalizar o seu curso partiu em busca de uma nova experiência que a trouxe até Moçambique em 2005, deu aulas na escola Francesa De Maputo durante um ano, desenvolveu um projeto de ginástica para crianças do bairro na Faculdade de Educação Física de Maputo o que a levou a ser Selecionadora Nacional de Moçambique de Ginástica Artística, montou também o seu próprio projeto de Atividades para crianças na Natureza (Equilibriumoz). Em 2014, partiu para mais uma aventura de dois anos em Cabo-verde onde lecionou Educação Física e ginástica na Escola Francesa da Praia e trabalhou no desenvolvimento de um projeto social em duas comunidades Cabo-verdianas.

A sua paixão pelo desporto é transmitida aos seus alunos através das diferentes modalidades e jogos educativos, onde o lema é a Educação Física faz parte das nossas vidas e com ela seremos seres completos!