Motshidisi Ramadi originally hails from the rural part of Hammanskraal and later found residential homes in the City of Pretoria and Johannesburg. She is the final year Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate at WITS University specializing in Social Behavior Change and Communication (SBCC). Currently, she holds a BA in Social Work from North-West University and an Honors degree in Social Sciences, specializing in Probation and Correctional Practice from the University of Cape Town.
Motshidisi’s career started at the Gauteng Department of Social Development in 2001 where she ended up as the Social Work Supervisor. She’s worked for national and international Non-Profit Organizations since 2009 and devoted her time and expertise to children in conflict with the law, unaccompanied migrant children from South African neighboring countries, and HIV and GBV prevention programs in South Africa and Lesotho.
She comes with extensive professional experience and expertise in the social and public health sector where she occupied middle and senior management roles at Khulisa Social Solutions, Save the Children UK (South Africa Programme) then transitioned to Save the Children South Africa in the Regional Children on the Move Projects. In 2014, Motshidisi joined Mott MacDonald under Government Capacity Building and Support (GCBS) Programme as a Technical Advisor and Technical Programme Manager. She made an impact in the Social Development sector where she programmatical co-led the team of experts who amongst others, reviewed and produced the Supply and Demand Model for social service practitioners, the Recruitment and Retention Strategy, the Supervision Framework, and the DSD signature program named You Only Live Ones (YOLO). She also worked for WITS RHI as a Program Manager in the Girls Achieve Power project and School-Based HIV and GBV Prevention Programme. Her latest engagement was with Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation as the Prevention Technical Lead for the Lesotho DREAMS project. Motshidisi has notable experience of working with the Ministries of Justice & Correctional Services, Social Development, Health, and Basic Education. Also demonstrate extensive experience with international donors such as USAID, Bill, and Melinda Gates, UNICEF, Save the Children Italy and UK, Oak Foundation, and European Union.
At Sonke, Motshidisi works in support of the Co-Executive Directors and is responsible for the implementation, management, and supervision of programs in accordance with Sonke’s strategic plan and will also participate in strategic planning, resource mobilization, and budgeting initiatives.