Today I am embracing the gift of recovery, using my daily challenges
to grow and enjoy life to the full.
Recovery is the greatest gift I have. I am proud to be an active ‘face’ and ‘voice’ of
recovery. Today I have no need to hide – I live in my Truth
and show by example that there is life after addiction – a
life filled with abundance and serenity. Today I take responsibility
for life and the choices I make.
I am passionate about giving back to individuals and to communities.
I am grateful to be part of FAVOR(SA) and know that together we
can make a positive difference in the lives of others still suffering
from the disease of addiction.
Gavin is the Technical & Entertainment Manager for one of
the largest Hotel Groups in South Africa.
Rosina Eva Baartman, Director
Rosina loves Cape Town and loves life.
She is a qualified pre-school teacher and community worker. Her passion is working with children and empowering them to realize their full potential.
She works full time for FavorSA and is responsible for all administrative and financial controls.
She is the mother of Angela-Grace, ;oves dancing and songing. Rosina is grateful to play her part in uplifting communities around Cape Town.
Smit, CEO, FavorSA
Jurgens is enjoying long-term recovery and is the Chief Executive Officer
of FavorSA. His previous experience in the retail world brings
focus and energy to the Board of Favor. Jurgens is a qualified Recovery Coach and a Matrix certified Key Supervisor. He is
a Registered Natural Healer and an Advanced EFT practitioner. He
continuously improves his knowledge in the Recovery field and has
recently completed intensive training on the Matrix Model of Addiction
Treatment and Motivational Interviewing. He has previously worked
as an Addiction Counselor and is currently in private practice
as a Recovery Coach.
Jurgens defines recovery as ‘Abstinence PLUS Change’,
and sees recovery as the pursuit and achievement of physical, emotional,
intellectual, relational and spiritual health. His positive approach
empowers his clients and enriches their recovery lives. Jurgens
works with clients individually, runs support groups and works
with families in recovery. He is actively involved in prevention
work in the business sector and passionate about community work and the Miracle of Recovery.
Jurgens is dedicated in changing the public’s perception
of recovery and lives a life that proves that ‘Recovery is
a Reality’. He describes his own recovery as a Journey of
Possibility, of Discovery and is deeply grateful to experience
on a daily basis the process of Positive Change.
– Previous Chairman, and founder member of “Faces and Voices
of Recovery-South Africa”
In long term recovery for more than a decade, Frank realized
the ignorance and stigma of most South Africans about the disease
of addiction, and set about with a passion to create the unique
concept of a “one stop” portal about Alcohol and Drug
Misuse, and the increase risk of contracting HIV/AIDS through
drug abuse, particularly among our youth. He is actively involved
in keeping our website up to date with evidence based information
from both local and international links. Frank is dedicated to
the prevention work of FAVOR and sees education as the tool to
transform the minds and lives of our youth. Frank and Jenny have
been married for 45 years. They are blessed with 2 children,
Anton and Maria and 3 grandchildren.
“My recovery includes standing up and speaking out
to put a face on the realities and benefits of long term recovery.”
MAGGIE BURGER VAN EEDEN
Maggie has more than 20 years experience in the corporate sector and has acquired a wealth of knowledge at Unisa, B Com (Acc), Hon B Com (Bus Econ) and the University of Stellenbosch, Hon B & A, MBA cum laude.
Other than running her own consulting practice for Small Businesses Owners, she is involved with Entrepreneurship development and training at UNISA and the Entrepreneurial Business School. She is also one of 3 partners who owns The Business Network Century City.
Christine is a founder member of FAVOR South Africa. Christine
has been in long term recovery for more than a decade. She
brings to the Board of FAVOR a wealth of experience in the corporate
world, and describes her strenths as Training and Developing Proprammes. Over
the past 5 years Christine has channeled her energy into doing
presentations to more than 100,000 youth in the Western Cape. Christine
is the CEO of "Drug Free Africa", Executive Director of "MAMA-Africa" (Mother's
Against Methampetamine) and Chair Person of the "Drug Action
Committee in Somerst West.
Lawrence, by the Grace of God, has been in long term recovery
for more than two decades. He
is very active in promoting the movement of FAVORSA, and the awareness
of the power of long term recovery. Lawrence is an excellent
public speaker on the positive benefits of the “Power of
Recovery” and has given numerous, and humorous talks on this
Click here to read Lawrence's story
Colleen Joy Page -
Founder ILS INNERLifeSkills
International ILS Coach
Tel: (+27 11) 4691881 Fax: (+27) 088011 4691881
Colleen_Joy is an author and has decades of experience in public work as a speaker and tons of TV, radio and PR experience and FavorSa is fortunate to have her to support and mentoring our directors and volunteers.
|Janet Keegans - Communications
|Anthony Dearham, Consulting Accountant, Cecil Kilpin & Co.