Waheeda Maria Carvello

Curriculum Implementation

Department of Basic Education

South Africa

Website: www.education.gov.za
Contact: carvello@dbe.gov.za

Waheeda Maria Carvello


M.Ed: Environmental Education Unisa

D.Ed: Didactics (Current: Education for Sustainable

Development and teacher professional development)


Work Experience

  • Have 27 Years of work experience: 15 years in the private sector: in insurance, publishing, construction, commercial property, manufacturing and mining. 12 years in education and training
  • Currently employed by the Department of Basic Education as Chief Education Speicalist – Economic and Management Sciences, Assessment and Education for Sustainable Development.
  • External examiner, marker and course developer for UNISA at the Honours and Under-graduate level.
  • An Accredited Assessor, Skills Development Facilitator and Peer Educator.
  • Also worked at the Department of Trade and Industry and was responsible for training and development of courses for: strategic leadership and human resource development in partnership with Palama.


Community Projects

  • Founder member and chairperson of Crescent Haven Children’s Home in Lenasia, Johannesburg.
  • Conducted self-help and empowerment projects with previously marginalized communities in Soweto, Eldorado Park and surrounding area – Social enterprise development projects.
  • Facilitated workshops on HIV & Aids and Entrepreneurship.
  • Involved in a Literacy Project to eliminate illiteracy and to overcome learning barriers.
  • Organised Math and Reading support for schools in Hamanskraal, Attridgeville, Mamelodi and Soshanguve.


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