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Judy has been with River Of Life Christian Ministries and Rivlife International since 2003. Being responsible for the reception and administrative duties Judy is the first face and voice that one meets when dealing with RivLife. With an accounting and purchasing background she enjoys negotiating with suppliers, especially when purchasing for the Community Centre. She has been involved in community service work from a young age and her passion to work with the less privileged has not diminished over the years. Her motto in life is, ‘if you can ease someone else’s load – then do it with joy.’
Judy David Receptionist/Administrative Support

Queen Ndawonde currently serves as the social worker at the RivLife Community Centre in Pietermaritzburg. She holds an Honours Degree in Social Sciences  with courses in Anthropology, Sociology,  Project management and Psychology. Queen is experienced in statutory social work and has previously served as a social worker for the Germiston Child Welfare.

Queen Ndawonde Social Worker

Yosanie Pakkari became the chairperson of the RivLife board in 2013.  Her leadership, experience and vision has added value to the mission of the organisation and further promoted the holistic involvement the organization has in the community.  She obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Natal in 1991 a Certificate in Labour Law at University of Natal in 2004.  She also completed a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training at Varsity College in 2005.  She completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at UNISA in 2011.  Yosanie is currently enrolled for the Bachelor of Education Honours degree in Educational Management.  Yosanie has taught at Greytown secondary school, Lifestyle Christian school, Drakensberg secondary school, Kranskop primary school and Kranskop combined school where she served as educator and acting HOD.   Yosanie is married to Celvan Pakkari and has 3 children.

Yosanie Pakkari Board Chairperson
Yosanie Pakkari
Darlingtone attended the Teen Missions International, Bible Missionary and Work training centre in Zambia where he attained a diploma in mission studies. He also studied Christian Ministry through Source of Light, USA. He further went on to pursue studies in Human Resource Management in South Africa.  Darlingtone has worked with Teen Missions in Zambia as a missionary rescue unit facilitator, counselor, worship leader, boot camp speaker, camp director, overseas teams coordinator, garden and chicken project coordinator and sports ministry to name a few. He also worked in Hong Kong under the umbrella of Mobile Mission Maintenance International Zambia (MMM) at the home of the loving faithfulness, cross roads distribution international and the ICC spring project in China respectively.  In addition, he served with Scripture Union (SU) South Africa as a schools worker and community coach in the Pietermaritzburg region facilitating life skills, scholar counselling, recruiting and training of volunteers, camp directing, youth leaders train the trainer programmes, holiday clubs, motivational speaker for high schools and teachers.  He has written and produced two motivational talks’ manuals, ‘Unlocking your Potential’ and ‘When Destiny Calls”. Darlingtone is married to Shekina Shawa and has a set of twin boys.
Darlingtone Shawa Program Manager
Chris Naidoo



Chris Naidoo holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Emergency Medical Care from the Durban University of Technology and an MBA in Health Care Management obtained at Regent Business School.  His career started with the KZN Department of Health in 1989 and in the 19 years that he has worked there he has covered all aspects of emergency care services and at the time of his resignation he was the head of training for KwaZulu-Natal.  In 2008 the attraction to academia led to his leaving the KZN Department of Health and he joined the Department of Emergency Care and Rescue at the Durban University of Technology where he has been a lecturer in emergency medical care. In January 2011 Chris left the university to join River of Life Christian Ministries on a full time basis where he took over the reigns as the Director of RivLife International. Chris is married to Niree Naidoo and has 2 children.

Chris Naidoo Director

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