Nazli Abrahams

Programme Director

Nazli is a graduate of the humanities, in education (M. Ed), with more than 10 years of planning, implementation and supervisory experience in the Education and Development Sectors both locally and internationally. She has a proven ability to project manage and oversee small to large teams, and is fully knowledgeable in all aspects of project development.While she has spent a few years in the formal educational environment, the bulk of her educational and development experience has targeted young people and focussed primarily on developing learning materials, creating safe learning environments and providing learners with diverse educational experiences that deepen learning beyond the classroom. The learning theory she employs includes non-formal deliberate learning, informal incidental learning, situational learning and experiential learning. Nazli believes such learning to be as important as formal types of institutional learning as such learning is understood as having a direct relationship to people’s lived experience and their struggles for a decent life.

While she has spent a few years in the formal educational environment, the bulk of her educational and development experience has targeted young people and focussed primarily on developing learning materials, creating safe learning environments and providing learners with diverse educational experiences that deepen learning beyond the classroom. The learning theory she employs includes non-formal deliberate learning, informal incidental learning, situational learning and experiential learning. Nazli believes such learning to be as important as formal types of institutional learning as such learning is understood as having a direct relationship to people’s lived experience and their struggles for a decent life.

Nazli taught and developed curriculum for English Language instruction in Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong. All of her programmes were approved by the various ministries of education across different sectors like veterinary sciences, tourism and hospitality, dental and health sciences, adult night school, to name a few.

Nazli’s South African experience is more varied and includes programme design, implementation and facilitation for a diverse target group. Her experience includes the development of one of the first certified distance-learning programmes for radio-broadcasting in South Africa, a radio broadcast curriculum for use across the community radio sector in the SADC region.

Nazli joined the Inyathelo team in April 2005 and was responsible for implementing Inyathelo's first multi-year, multi institution Advancement Programme primarily aimed at universities. She is also responsible for the development of the first certified short course in Advancement and Resource Mobilization in South Africa.

Nazli has a keen interest in capacity development and believes that success is only possible when one considers a holistic approach.