Board Member of Youth with a Mission International in Jeffreys bay
Board of Trustees – Youth Future Data
Douglas Baartman has been working for Local Government for the past 26 years in different capacities.
He started his career as an Environmental Health Practitioner in Welkom (Free State). During his career as an Environmental Health Practitioner he was heading the Environmental Education of the Municipality, creating programmes and projects to empower the youth and Learners at the different schools in Welkom.
In 1997, Douglas accepted the position as an Environmental Health Practitioner at the Bitou Municipality. He was involved at the local schools with Environmental Education. He also joined Youth Future Data and was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees. He was involved in the Skills development of the Bitou Youth.
During 2000, he served as Board Member of Youth with a Mission International in Jeffreys bay. Youth with a Mission as an International Christian Organisation with the focus on equipping young people all over the world to make a difference in their communities and countries. They also assisted where there are crisis situations in the world such as the tsunami in Asia, reconciliation seminars in Rwanda and educational programmes in our informal communities.
In 2010, he was appointed as an Environmentalist at the Eden District Municipality dealing with Air Quality Management and Environmental Education. They develop education material with SA Teachers and the Department of Education in the Western Cape.
The development of young people has been a major feature of Douglas’s career and the individuals which he has mentored, have risen to prominent positions in Local Government.