Our Monitoring & Evaluation, Learning, and Impact Team

Our Monitoring, Evaluation. Learning, and Impact Team

The Monitoring and Evaluation team at SmartStart is responsible for monitoring, evaluation, assurance and learning of the SmartStart programme and it’s network operations.

Mpho Tshweneyame

Monitoring, Assurance, Evaluation & Learning Lead

Giving every child the power to succeed holds profound significance to me, especially in the context of reaching the most under-privileged communities. Early learning is not just a fundamental right; it’s the cornerstone of lifelong development. By providing our children with access to quality early education, we empower them to break free from the cycles of poverty and disadvantage.

This commitment matters to me as it’s about nurturing confidence, creativity, and resilience. Early learning equips children with essential life skills, fostering an environment where curiosity and imagination thrive. This foundational stage shapes their future, dictating their ability to adapt, learn, and succeed in an ever-evolving world.

To me, every child embodies potential waiting to be unlocked. Investing in their early education is not just an act of charity; it’s a contribution to a more equitable and prosperous society.


Rabelani Tshidavhu

Strategic Data Specialist

I love SmartStart’s mission to give every child in South Africa the power to succeed. I am grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to this mission


Johannes Ranoko

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

When I joined SmartStart, I didn’t know what I am getting myself into but I have truly found a home at SmartStart and enjoy working with this great team to ensure that every child is given the power to succeed. SmartStart is no longer a Job to us but a lifestyle.

Lindiwe Maseko

Jobs Fund Project Data Collection Team Leader

Dimpho Motsoaledi

Jobs Fund Project Data Collection Team Leader

It matters to me because every child deserves an equal opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. When we empower children with the tools and resources they need to succeed, we are investing in a brighter future for our society. By nurturing their talents and providing them with a solid foundation, we are fostering a generation of confident, capable individuals who will go on to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world. Additionally, giving every child the power to succeed promotes social equality and breaks down barriers that may hinder their progress.

Jacky Magatsela

QA Administrator

Nelisiwe Ngema

Quality Assurance Officer