Sarisha Ramanand

Owner and Director of Gotta Believe it (PTY) Ltd.

My character is my brand! Our future generations rely on us to leave behind a planet that will sustainably support their lifestyles, dreams and goals. I believe that if you have the ability to make a positive difference then you have the responsibility to do so. Gotta Believe it (PTY) Ltd echoes positivity and is an illustration to the world that one person can make a difference. It is not only exciting for me to live such a blessed life but also a very humbling experience – “just when you think you have achieved, you are shown that with a leap of faith and a firm belief in yourself and your abilities, you can reach greater heights”. I believe it is time to venture into a lifestyle that promotes a healthy body, mind and spirit. Give yourself the gift of a healthy Lifestyle!

o    Gotta Believe it (PTY) Ltd conceptual designer
o    Environmental Consultant
o    Author of Gotta Believe it (PTY) Ltd workshops and Programmes

Credentials and Experience
-    Master of Science (Environmental Sciences and Climate Change)
-    Bachelor of Science Honours (Geography and Environmental Management)
-    Bachelor of Science (Geographical Sciences)
-    Personal Trainer/ Instructor (MMA, Tai Chi, Self Defense, Kung Fu)
-    Reiki Practitioner (Usui Shiki Ryoho) 
Employers and forums include: The South African National Government, Non-Governmental Organisations, University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), The United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Southern African Development Community and The East African Community.

Awards and Achievements:
-    Award of Recognition by the Durban Youth Council (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) for playing a leading role in society as a young woman leader for Climate Change issues.
-    Guest speaker (Gender and Climate Change) at the Department of Social Development: Women Empowerment and Adaptation to climate change.
-    Guest of Honour for playing an educative role in society, Orient Heights Primary School (Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
-    Media Coverage in various provinces in South Africa: for playing a leading role as a young woman leader in Climate Change issues. Newspapers include, The Natal Witness, Public Eye, Sandton Chronicle, Fourways Review; and national radio and television, East Coast Radio and Spirit Sundae, respectively.