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GROW App Success Story – Sizinikiwe Nqeza- Qhamani Educare

ECD Owner: Testimonial Video Sizinikiwe Nqeza Centre Name: Qhamani Educare Location: Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa. Hello, I’m Sizinikiwe Nqeza, from Qhamani Educare. We are based in the informal township of Phillipi. I am acting principal and Grade R teacher. What made me interested in the GROW program is not only that we lack equipment…

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GROW App Success Story – Carol Papier, Little Mermaids Educare

ECD Owner: Carol Papier Centre Name: Little Mermaids Educare Location: Kensington, Cape Town, South Africa. My name is Carol Papier from Kensington, Little Mermaids Educare centre. The GROW Programme attracted my attention. Now that I have signed up it’s much more easier for me actually to use the app than I expected. You don’t need…

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GROW App Success Story – Beryl Mercury, Little Footprints Montessori

ECD Owner: Beryl Mercury   Centre Name: Little Footprints Montessori Location: Retreat, Cape Town, South Africa. I’m Beryl Mercury and I’m from LittleFootprints Montessori. At the moment the challenge we face is that we have no online support or tool. The GROW programme is going to make things much easier for us. I’ve been watching…

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GROW App Success Story – ECD Owner Chantal Braaf, Happy Valley, Strandfontein

ECD Owner: Chantal Braaf Centre Name: Happy Valley Daycare Location: Strandfontein, Cape Town, South Africa. I’m Chantal Braaf, from Happy Valley Daycare and we are in Strandfontein. I was very interested I the GROW  Programme because we need assistance with the financial health of our small business, and guidance on how to make my ECD…

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Ouma-Vics Daycare & Pre-school – True success story

ECD Centre Owner: Victoria Maharaj (left) and her daughter Chantel Qobolo – headteacher and manager (featured in photos below) Centre Name: Ouma-Vics Daycare & Pre-school Location: President Park, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa Date: May 2021               Mother-Daugther ECD Centre adopts technology and business thinking Ouma Vic’s Preschool and Grade…

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Meet ECD Owner Jillian Hortense | Hamptons Nursery, Creche & Preschool

Franchisee Name: Jillian Hortense Centre Name: Hamptons Nursery, Creche & Preschool Location: Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. Meet Jillian Hortense, the Principal of Hamptons Nursery, Creche & Preschool in Eldorado Park. She first discovered her love of working with children when she became a Sunday school teacher at her grandmother’s church at the age of…

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Real stories: Women in the ECD sector suffer harshly under lockdown and covid19 impact

Lockdown has been hard for many, but the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector has been hit particularly hard. This industry is run by women working to educate children between 0 and five years old – a crucial time in a child’s development when children learn the skills they need to reach their full potential in…

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Testimonial: Jennifer Crossley’s ECD Centre is a beacon for quality education in Maitland

Dreams of opening a quality pre-school centre in her community Meet Jennifer Crossley, a qualified Grade R teacher from Maitland, a low-income area in Cape Town, South Africa. After experiencing first-hand how children who are unprepared for Grade R eventually drop out of school, turning to drugs, gangs and crime; she dreamed of opening a…

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GROW EDUCARE CENTRES SAYS YES FOR YOUTH

GROW EDUCARE CENTRES SAYS YES FOR YOUTH

ECD teacher internship is creating new futures YES (the Youth Employment Service) is a collaborative South African economic enabler that acts as an “engine of jobs creation”. Under the YES programme businesses create one-year paid internship positions for unemployed youth aged between 18 and 35 with a minimum paid stipend, all with the aim of…

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