We are Ezrah

Ezrah is a Hebrew word that means “help, support, assistance or aid; either human or divine.
It is often used in the sense of a helper or assistant, one who assists and serves another with what is needed.”


Viva Network’s independent verification of Ezrah in 2017 confirms that we are functioning in line with national and international best practice standards.

We implement best practice by continuously aligning our non-profit company with the 16 principles for non-profits in the King IV report. As we believe that ethics is key to every area of society, we also empower others to grow in ethical leadership and service delivery through equipping them to implement our LEAD model within their own context.


To promote ethical service delivery and quality education where children matter.


To empower the next generation as leaders of change.

Value Statement

In Christ, through integrity, competence, stewardship, transparency and accountability, we take thought beforehand and aim to be honest and absolutely above suspicion not only in the sight of the Lord but also in the sight of men.

Based on 2 Corinthians 8:21 (Amp)


Main objective:

Providing assistance to and strengthening of community-based organisations through capacity building, leadership development and training in effective programmes with the goal of promoting ethical service delivery and quality education.

Secondary objective:

Working in collaboration with other organisations and networks that mainly focus on capacity building and effective programmes.


Ezrah Community Training and Development NPC was established in 2013 by Mariëtte Jacobs and Hilde Heyns with the goal of promoting ethical service delivery to communities and quality education.