Nazeem holds a BA Honours degree in English and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Western Cape. He completed the senior management programme (SMP) in 2003 at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and received project management training in South Africa, Zambia and Sweden. A military veteran, former anti-apartheid activist, high school English teacher (rural and urban schools), entrepreneur and trainer, Nazeem has been involved in the development sector since his teens.
Kariema holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town. She has completed other courses in a range of fields, including IT, office management and public relations. She recently completed a course in project management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
Kariema has worked in the development sector for her entire career. She has developed a unique combination of skills in alumni relations, database design and management, fundraising and ‘friendraising’.