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The woman behind Learn and Play

How long have you been in business?

Learning changes lives – it means jobs, money, health and dreams! I have been the owner of Learn and Play for 20 years now and this bares no shadow of a doubt! There is a surreal sense of achievement, appreciating the value of educating a whole South Africa, girls and boys.

What are some of your challenges?

Being a business woman does not come without its challenges in today’s economic climate and in a busy world where children are crying out for attention, as parents scurry about attempting to make ends meet! There are many challenges but they are all surmountable.

Women are generally not taken as seriously as men are, so we have to be extra tough sometimes.

What motivates you?

Obviously the success we see in the development of the children is a great motivation and the love and values we place in their hearts is very rewarding. I am always very grateful to hear and see how well our little ones cope at school after they leave us at Learn and Play.

What is your advice to prospective female business owners?

You need to be very dedicated, hard-working, purpose-driven, compassionate and honest person.

What are some of your successful outcomes?

We are most proud of our past learners who have become head boys and head girls at their respective schools, represented SA at several levels, many who have received distinctions, principal awards, top marks and achieved great success in their schooling careers.

Deo Eddy, Principal & Owner, Learn and Play

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