Mark Johnston

Position: NSF Programme Manager

Mark worked as a journalist from 2000 to 2011, before heading overseas to study in New Zealand. After completing a degree in economics and politics, he worked for the New Zealand government’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, but decided to return to South Africa in 2016.

Mark is passionate about advancing youth skills development, and believes it is one of the key factors necessary to transform our country.

Academic Qualification: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2015)

Majors: Economics and Politics


Niki Alexander

Niki Alexander

Position: Programme Coordinator

Academic Qualification: Bachelor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Leadership, TSiBA (2011)

Other Qualification(s):

  • First Aid Level 1
  • Field Study Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Number of years with Educo Africa: 7 years

Niki is passionate about gender work, education and human development. She is deeply driven by the power and potential in the youth of South Africa, and is inspired to see how young leaders work to make a difference in their communities and take charge of their future.