About Us

Reaching a Generation Leadership Academy

A ministry training programme that is affordable, accredited, practical, relevant and proudly African.

This Academy is being being launched by the Reaching a Generation Group: www.reachingageneration.org – Reaching a Generation is a Christian NGO that has many years of leadership training experience all across Southern Africa. Our passion is to equip the church and community organizations with relevant, creative, fresh and collaborative strategies to reach the next generation.

We are interdenominational and currently offer a post MATRIC qualification in Christian Leadership. Our programme runs online and in community – Find out more about this study path on our programme page. 

Our Mission

  • EQUIPPING leaders through in-community training with the leading skills needed for ministry today

  • EDUCATING leaders though e-learning with our leading experts who will challenge and stretch the thinking of leaders

  • EDIFYING leaders by motivating for spiritual growth as they engage with like-minded visionaries

  • EMPOWERING leaders by sharpening their leadership mandate and response to their calling

  • EXCELLING by graduating Christian leaders who are ready to change the world

Reaching a Generation Leadership Academy Staff

Administrative Team:

Rooks Moodley


Rooks Moodley has been a social justice activist, accredited social facilitator, human development practitioner, accredited assessor and community builder the past 27 yrs. She worked in 3 Provinces, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo.

She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human and Social Studies, currently has a Honors Degree in Human and Social Studies from Unisa, specializing in Community Development.

Georgina Molapo

Student Support

Mamosadi Mokale


Georgina Molapo

Student Support

Academic Team:

Dr Elijah Mahlangu

Leadership Academy Principal

Dr Elijah received his Hons + MA from University of South Africa before going on to receive his PhD from the University of Pretoria.

Vanessa Mahlaula

Academic Dean

Constance Zingoni

Learning Technologist

Constance is passionate about the effective use of technology for learning and teaching. She has an honours degree in Computing & Information Systems and a PG Dip in Educational Technology (University of Cape Town).

Charmaine Manuel

moderator and developer

Charmaine loves the arts and creative communication. She has a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership and has been a Children’s Ministry Coach and Missionary for 21 years – training care-givers and church leadership in Southern Africa.

Facilitator Support:

Jacques van Bommel


Jacques is the founder and CEO of Reaching a Generation and Shikwaru Holdings. He is a pilot and has started RAG Zambia and Namibia. Jacques is in his second year working on a Masters Degree in Missional Leadership.

Dawn Waegerle


Dawn is driven and passionate about education. She studied Elementary Education/Special Education, Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership and has her Masters degree in Learning Disabilities. 

Operations Team:

Anneli Wickham

Chief Operations Officer

Anneli is pursuing a Degree in Business Administration. She leads the International Leadership Academy for Reaching a Generation and is the Chief Operating Officer for the Organisation.

Michelle Geldenhuys

Chief Finance Officer

Michelle has a Bachelors of Accounting Science. She loves numbers, therefore her love for finances.