Who we are

Africa faces many challenges, but we look at Africa’s future through positive eyes. Together, our dedicated team shares more than 5 decades of experience within the confines of this inspiring continent. Some of us grew up and were educated in Africa. Others were involved in teacher training, conservation, environmental education and community development projects in Botswana, Swaziland and Kenya. Africa always seems to give far more to the visitor than they could ever do in return. To us, Africa has inspired to the extent that an urge has arisen to give something back…

We founded Arts for Africa out of the belief that by using the power of commerce, we can create ‘a better Africa for people to live’, as long as we work together with the communities we support.

Meet the team

Our leadership team is responsible for shaping the organizations mission, development priorities, partnerships, financial management and communication as well as spearheading fundraising activities.

Rob Stronkhorst
Founding father
Anna Jorritsma
Founder & Treasurer
Erik Stronkhorst
Founder & Chairman
Sylvia Stronkhorst
Founder & Secretary
Richard van den velden
Co-founder & logistics
Co-founder, Sales & logistics
Roberta Cardoso
Co-founder, Marketing & Design
Etsha, botswana - 1987 .

"We founded Arts for Africa out of the belief that by using the power of commerce, we can create ‘a better Africa for people to live’, as long as we work together with the communities we support..."

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