“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
– Booker T. Washington
Liesel Bakker

Liesel Bakker

Grants & Participation Manager

Liesel was a Programme Officer for the With and For Girls Awards and joined under Stars Foundation in May 2018.

Prior to her role with us at Purposeful, she held positions at South African NGOs. Liesel worked on area-based community development programmes that aim at safe and integrated communities and the improvement of the quality of life for the residents in local neighbourhoods through a comprehensive range of urban improvements and social interventions. She also worked at IkamvaYouth, a previous Stars Impact Award winner.

Liesel has lived and worked in South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania and India. She holds a BA degree in Architecture and is currently completing her MSc in International Development at the Open University.