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TestimonialsWe empower qualified, passionate women to own and run successful high quality ECD centres in low-income communities through our proven social franchise model.


“As a foundation with a mandate to support social enterprises that build sustainable businesses and job creation and where possible, solve a social need, we  often struggle to source black-owned businesses that meet this mandate. GROW Educare  gave us the opportunity to help women to be self-employed and provide quality ECD centres where the children no longer have to travel outside of their communities for their education. The educare centres also create employment for people living in those communities. If you’re looking at supporting an initiative that offers quality ECD education and ongoing support to early learning centres, consider GROW Educare Centres!”

Simangele Lekhuleni - Funder
Old Mutual Foundation

ECD Centre Owner

“GROW delivered on exactly what they had promised – and more. My centre was revamped, high quality and relevant learning equipment and the materials were delivered. I was filled with hope! The GROW team did not stop there. They assisted me and my teachers with training workshops, business and education mentoring, school visits and coaching, financial guidance, a great day-by-day education programme and so much more. They made sure that my centre as a whole was of exceptional quality.”

Jennifer Crossley - ECD Centre Owner
Generations Educare ECD Centre, Maitland


“I’m happy that we have a very good school close to us and my child is well looked after, receiving the best education, without us travelling very far. “

Blessings Kwangware-Lunga - Parent
Happy Feet Educare Centre, Cosmo City

Franchisee and ECD Owner

“I’ve always had a big dream: to nurture the young children from my community to get them ready for school and for life. I also want employ teachers and be financially independent. Thanks to GROW my story has a happy ending. I can do all of that and more!”

Maria Tabana - Franchisee and ECD Owner
Happy Feet Educare Centre, Cosmo City