Director: Angie Pape has served in Christian education in South Africa for more than 25 years as both a primary school Principal and Head of Department at two Christian schools and as the Assistant Director for Early Education at ACSI South Africa. Having obtained a higher diploma in Public Relations at the Public Relations Institute of South Africa, she applied her knowledge in educational projects during her employment at an oil company, but soon discovered her love for young children and chose to study Early Childhood Development. She served as the principal at Calvary Christian College for ten years, before being asked to join the small team responsible for commencing the South African office for The Association of Christian Schools International. Seeking diverse experience with children, she joined one of the top five charities in South Africa and spent six years fulfilling the dreams of more than 900 children with life-threatening illnesses. For her work in the non-profit sector, she was awarded a bursary to study Project Management. Moving from Johannesburg to the North West Province, she returned to the school environment as head of department and administration, where she remained for three years until approached by Open Schools Worldwide to take on the role of Assistant Director.
She has worked with hospital staff, professional entertainers and celebrities and has extensive experience in school management and leadership, event planning, public speaking, training and administration. She has addressed educators at Christian school conferences and conducted workshops in the United States, South Africa, and other parts of Africa. Angie cares deeply for people and has served with her husband in local church ministry as the praise and worship team leader and as the worship dance leader.
Throughout her career, her passion lies in the education sector, ensuring that all children are well educated, loved and cared for. She has a heartbeat and passion for marginalized children.