WHO WE ARE
We are on a mission to transform the health and well being of the world
We support sustainable agriculture and the production of healing foods.
We focus our efforts especially on at-risk and vulnerable communities.
We are a team of dedicated, altruistic, talented and visionary people, those who have worked tirelessly to support the South African people. We are directors of orphanages, organizers, gardeners, farmers, administrators, doctors, nurses, scientists, filmmakers and artists.
All keepers of the uBuntu spirit.
President of The Monte Foundation
Tom Monte is among the world’s most prolific authors and teachers of natural healing and personal transformation. He has written 35 books and many hundreds of articles on health, healing, medicine, complementary healing modalities, and personal transformation. Tom conducts ongoing workshops and programs on health, healing, intimate relationships, and personal development in the U.S., Europe, and South Africa.
Christina Monte, PhD
Vice President of The Monte Foundation
Dr. Christina Monte has spent the last decade working in higher education administration, where she has led university students to South Africa to participate in service learning projects. Christina has traveled, studied and worked in more than twenty-five countries and is committed to international work that uplifts the communities she serves.
EKURHULENI PROJECT TEAM
Tom Monte – President of Monte Foundation for Creating a Healthier World
Christina Monte, Ph.D. – Vice President of Monte Foundation for Creating a Healthier World
Dania Josua du Preez – CEO of Into Africa Safari
Susan Roberts, Ph.D. - Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Shibani Ghosh, Ph.D. - Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Thalitha Mthethwa – Director of Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Hamilton Mnisi, Ph.D. – Chairman of the Ekurhuleni Board, Chairman of the Royal Council, and active member of the Rotarians.
Wendy Van Schoor – Project Manager for Ekurhuleni Project
Trygive Nxumalo - Permaculture farmer and creator of TryGive Community Gardens in the Kruger Park region of South Africa
Ben du Preez - Film maker and CEO/Executive Producer, Street Smart Creative Film and Television Productions
Nicola Kafula – Owner of Kraut and Krunch. Expert in fermentation of food and drink
Melody Fourie – Board certified holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, and wellness coach. Expert in South African traditional nutrition and medicine
Paul Palandjian - Businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
Dionne Palandjian - Artist, philanthropist, healing arts practitioner, nutrition, and wellness