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Jackie Leyds – Managing director

Jackie Leyds is currently serving as the Executive Director of BOSASA. She is also she is a specialist within the field of children and youth in conflict with law, which is why she is the Managing Director of our Youth Development Centres. Her academic qualifications comprise a B.A. in Social Science (Social Work), an Honours Degree in Human Resource Development and a Masters Degree in social Development (Employee Assistance Programmes). Her last thesis specifically evaluated the effects of Black Economic Empowerment on employees. Registered with the South African Council of Social Services Professions (SACSSP), Jackie is also qualified as an assessor with the Education and Training Development Practitioner (ETDP) SETA.
As a result of her qualifications and the niche field she chose to focus on, Jackie is able to assist BOSASA in its commitment to reintegrating children and youth. She has applied her extensive empirical and action research on global models to create a benchmark for our local Child and Youth Care Centres. Devoting her studies and time to the youth has led to her proven track record in holistic rehabilitation programmes and the integration of full facilities management services.

Jackie’s primary emphasis has always been placed on her effort to develop and uplift people.

She believes in empowering South Africans by providing children and youth with a second chance. It’s thanks to her additional experience in Human Resource Development that she has assisted in the empowerment of our staff through creating training and development programmes.

Having achieved so much, Jackie Leyds remains eager to learn more and has her sights set on implementing further development strategies and programmes within our Youth Centres. She is currently a PhD candidate with the University of Johannesburg, studying towards a Doctorate about the risk and resilience of adolescents. By applying her expertise, Jackie has successfully and strategically positioned our Youth Development Centres as facilities where best practice models are both demonstrated and implemented. Her active involvement in establishing our brand locally and internationally is highly valued and commended within our organisation.

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion" - Jack Welch
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