Library gives learners career advice

2016-10-11 06:00
Local entrepreneur Sharifa Fredericks speaks to learners from St Agnes Primary School during their visit to Woodstock Library.

Local entrepreneur Sharifa Fredericks speaks to learners from St Agnes Primary School during their visit to Woodstock Library.

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Learners of St Agnes Primary School in Woodstock received insight into career choices when Woodstock Library hosted an inspiring career-themed talk on Wednesday 28 September.

Librarian Maureen Williams explains that the talk was attended by Grade 7 learners and teachers of the school.

“Our focus for this event was on entrepreneurs,” she says.

“It is important that our children be shown the range of alternative careers that are available to them and I feel that children in our communities need inspiring positive rolemodels.”

Williams says all the speakers were local entrepreneurs, namely Sharifa Fredericks, Herman Ssebuliba, Tamzin Martin and Linda Mashazi.

“Sharifa lives in Bo-Kaap, finished school at Trafalgar High and studied Accounting. After working in the corporate world for a few years she decided to start her own company.

“Tamzin attended Salt River High, studied Teaching and taught for a number of years. She then got the opportunity to start her own social media business. She now also has a real estate business.

“Herman, who lives in Woodstock, is a partner at College Ease, a company which helps South Africans who wants to study in America.”

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