Stelios PBO was founded in George in 2015 by Pierre Ferreira, Rudi Steyn and Japie Lubbe. Pierre and Rudi have extensive corporate and project management experience as qualified engineers and directors. Japie has a doctorate in optometry and is an experienced business director.
During our corporate tenure, we felt the need to contribute to our communities in solving burning issues by donating financially and applying our skills set on a part time basis. Through this process we were struck by the immense scale of the need and recognised that for our contributions to be more effective, we would need to consolidate our efforts in a strong, accountable and transparent governance structure. The platform provided by the non-profit sector led to the process of the founding of Stelios as a public beneficiary organisation. Stelios PBO now enables us to make more effective interventions to address the scale of the need within good corporate governance structures. We have since left the private sector and are now dedicating all our resources and skills on a full-time basis to address specific needs in the Southern Cape. Stelios PBO has since grown significantly and our team members are dedicated, equipped and inspired individuals.
Our region is faced with various socio-economic challenges, including the breakdown of the family unit, inadequate education and training, unemployment, substance abuse and rising crime levels.
Our vision is to transform, empower and equip the community
of the Southern Cape through holistic programmes to help people become
whole, self-sufficient and live purposeful lives.
We are transforming, empowering and equipping communities in the Southern Cape through targeted projects to address specific needs.
We are not only providing practical training and skills development programmes, but also focus on the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our community to help them become self-sufficient.
All our projects are founded and grown within a solid governance structure.
At Stelios PBO we subscribe to the following values: