Our Team

Kopanya’s vision was conceived by our four directors. Jennie Tsekwa and Sarah Ping Nie Jones lead facilitation and the delivery of projects to clients. They work with a diverse team of highly skilled and experienced facilitators, with areas of expertise ranging from education, and coaching, to business and activism. Mpho Tsekwa and Jean Meeran work in developing Kopanya’s vision, content and materials, and ensuring the business runs smoothly.

Jennie was born in the United States, grew up in Malaysia and the Philippines, and moved to South Africa in 2006 to complete her Masters degree in Diversity Studies from the University of Cape Town.  Originally trained as a journalist, she loves exploring how stories shape our lives – collectively and individually. She is an experienced facilitator and coach with a passion for working with individuals and teams who are going through seasons of change, growth or stress and seeking greater alignment, connection and effectiveness. She has been working in the field of diversity and inclusion since 2001, in the public, corporate and non-profit sectors. Jennie lives in Johannesburg South with her husband, where they are raising their three sons in a bi-lingual (English and Sesotho) home. Jennie is a lead facilitator in Kopanya, working directly with clients and their teams, as well as leading Kopanya’s work in schools.