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Good governance is essential to our success. Thanks to a group of committed individuals who offer their expertise and support. The key role of the board is to ensure that the organisation remains aligned to its vision and is a going concern. The board is guided by a charter, supported by the following values:



Starfish believes:

  • In providing holistic care to children orphaned or made vulnerable
  • In serving and being a voice for children in a manner that reflects professionalism, integrity, innovation and creativity
  • That every individual in our global community can make a positive contribution
  • In communicating to its donor base with transparency, integrity, professionalism, excellence and accountability

Starfish comprises separate legal entities working together- South Africa, United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, each governed by respective country legislature and board of directors. Good communication is ensured by a Global Steering Committee comprised of representatives from each Board who meet on a quarterly basis.

With over 18 years’ experience we:

Support approximately 13 500 children (annually)

Deliver innovative, sustainable and cost effective programmes

Demonstrate professional reporting and financial accountability

Boast strategic public and private partnerships

Demonstrate excellent governance


“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life” Mary Rose McGeady