Our colleague and friend- James Thomas

Our colleague and friend- James Thomas

James ThomasOur colleague and friend, James Thomas, worked at the Foundation from 2010 to 2013. He passed away in the most untimely and devastating fashion in the 9/22 massacre in Nairobi while there on a work assignment. James’ embodied the Foundation’s pillar of the Spirit of Significance in that all that he did in his life, motivated by how he could best contribute to the shaping of a powerful legacy. James was passionate and driven by integrity working his whole life to serve others while showing total humility in all his achievements. At the Foundation he worked in the Organisational Development department contributing to a range of projects – some of which were initiated by him. These include the iShift online entrepreneurial mindset development platform; curriculum for the Scholars Programme, input into the Circle of Excellence programmes, leadership development camps, Namibia Foundation curriculum and camp development; and selection camp assessment processes. The Foundation Talent, Candidate-Fellows, Scholars and Fellows will benefit from the legacy of James’ work, experience, enthusiasm and creativity for many years to come.

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  • Yoliswa Jarrett 26/09/2013 at 9:36 pm

    That is really sad. Sounds like he left a legacy behind. May his soul rest in peace. I pray for his family; both biological and work families. rnrnAkuhlanga lungahlanga! Condolensces.

  • langa 28/09/2013 at 9:14 am

    RIP James. I trust that you left the baton in capable hands.rnrnYour life was purpose-driven and you played your part.rnrnWanga uThixo anganawe!

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