About us

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Tales of Turning was born out of a passion for change and a belief that we can all make a difference in this world. Planted as a seed of conviction that no act is too small, Tales of Turning thrived on the determination and nurturing nature of our team.

Since its inception, Tales of Turning has completed numerous projects to create social change. Our collaborations with individuals, corporations, and NGOs have increased the impact of our work. With big dreams and open arms, we welcome the support of all those who dare to be the change that they wish to see.

Together anything is possible.


Jenna-Lee Strugnell – Founder and Director

Jenna-Lee Strugnell has a BA in Psychology and English as well as Psychology Honours. She has training in narrative therapy, counseling, brain gym, applied behavior analysis and social entrepreneurship. Jenna-Lee is a Counsellor registered with the South African Council for Counsellors and she is currently completing Masters in Peacebuilding, with a focus on decreasing gender based violence.

She has extensive experience in community work and has been involved with projects in South Africa, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and India. Jenna-Lee has received awards from the Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund and Vodacom Change the World Program as well as being the recipient of the Canon Collins Scholarship.

Bongiwe Mthembu

Bongiwe Mthembu – Mothers’ Group Facilitator

Bongiwe Mthembu has training in narrative therapy and counselling as well as extensive experience as a community worker. As a mother of two sons and a resident of Mayville, Bongiwe facilitates our Mothers’ groups and offers Tales of Turning expert advice on the communities that we are working in.

Bongiwe was inspired to get involved with the Mothers’ program as she believes that by raising children that have a strong foundation, good values and morals we are creating good leaders of our country.

Sandy Chowles – Social Media Marketing

Sandy Chowles has a degree in Media and Marketing. She has experience working with NGOs in the UK and South Africa. Sandy is passionate about using her knowledge and skills to empower people in underserved communities so that they have the opportunity to choose what they want their life experiences to be.

Bowmans – Legal Advice

Bowmans is a leading Pan-African law firm which has provided both domestic and cross-border specialist legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, for over a century. Bowmans has assisted Tales of Turning with legal advice.

Ranga Media

Ranga Media is an ecosystem of freelancers, talents, and tools which specialise in Graphic Design, Website Development, Mobile Apps and Video. Ranga Media has assisted Tales of Turning with website development and video as well as offering their creative input.

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