ENCOURAGE - EMPOWER - EQUIP
The heart of Brave Development
She obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy (BOccTher) from the University of Pretoria in 2015. After which she fervidly completed her community service year at Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital in the field of both adult and paediatric acute rehabilitation in 2016. She then preceded to work approximately 2 years under the mentorship and guidance of Sagwati Sebapu at Segwati Sebapu Occupational Therapists in the field of medico-legal work. In 2019 she ventured back into the field of Paediatrics by working at a Learners with Special Needs (LSEN) School, New Hope School, for a period of 6 months.
In August 2019 she thought it be fitting to chase after her aspirations to open her own paediatric occupational therapy practice and so Brave Development came to fruition.
Chantelle describes herself as being passionate about people, especially the little ones. She believes that each individual has a degree of potential that has yet to be unlocked within them, which she is eager to help reveal. She firmly believes in investing in the next generation and advocating for the rights of the little voices that often go unheard. She has a keen interest in partnering with parents, teachers and any professionals working in the field of paediatrics to ensure a better future for the nation’s children. She has also recently embarked on a journey into the field of maternal health and wellness, as emotionally, mentally and physically healthy mothers make for emotionally, physically and mentally healthy children.
“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn. ”
— Chinese Proverb
To invest in the next generation of South Africa by better ENCOURAGING, EMPOWERING and EQUIPPING not only the nation’s children but also the parents and professionals working in the field of paediatrics.
Demonstrating authenticity and vulnerability in a world filled with false pretence.
Integrity and strong ethical principles in practice.
A heart of generosity and bridging the deprivation gap through education and support.
A space of unconditional regard, love and support.
Empowerment rather than enablement of our next generation (including the parents / care takers responsible for raising them).
Fostering community amongst new and old parents; health and educational professionals as well as children that might be facing certain hinderances or delays in their everyday life.
FUN & Playfulness.
An holistic approach to health and wellness (Mental, emotional and physical wellbeing).
Advocating for the needs and rights of children and parents.