Edwin Cleophas is a family man with a passion for the youth and the transformation of South Africa. He has been involved in youth development for most of his life and founded Project No Limits an after school program in his local community of Kleinvlei, Eersterivier.
He holds a B.Th. degree in Theology, a Honours degree in Psychology, a Bpsych Equivalent degree and is a registered Psychometrist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. He also has a Master’s degree in Development Studies - Social Development and is currently enrolled at Stellenbosch University for a PhD in Educational Psychology focussing on the lack of intervention strategies for young adults entering the university space.
Edwin is the Director and owner of 2 companies - EduPsychSA a company which in partnership with Study Toolbox and SmartOps developed an online study methods product to equip children with the necessary study skills to reach their full potential. Edwin is recognised as a social justice activist and through his company, the Social Justice Agency he collaborates with various Civil Society organisations and corporates to further the social justice project by navigating difficult conversations around race based disparities in South Africa. Organisations that include amongst others, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Anti-Racism Network (ARNSA), University of Pretoria and others. Building partnerships and networking is one of his key and critical skills.
Edwin’s relationship with one of his mentor’s Dr Robin DiAngelo who is based in Seattle, USA, and who is a world renown author, facilitator, and Sociologist helped him to zoom in on issues related to racism and inequality and further assisted him in his pursuit of building a more inclusive and more equal society by hosting and facilitating events highlighting the most pressing needs within society, in order to further the transformation project within South Africa.
As a sport fanatic and father he also finds time to coach rugby and cricket at his eldest son’s primary school.