Self-starter, Nkgetheleng Bocheletsana is the proud owner of Prince Mosia 24/7 ECD. She started this venture in 2019 as a part-time job, while she was completing her 18 months of practical work experience as part of her National Certificate in Educare.
Her business provides child care services to parents who work night shifts and over weekends. Sadly, due to space constraints she is limited to the number of clients she can cater to at any given time. Providing a safe place for children to learn and grow holistically, Nkgetheleng identified a gap in the market and was looking to expand her business capabilities. This was her motivation to participate in the False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator programme.
Her unique business offering was noted for its potential and won the 2021 Poster and Pitch Competition. She was awarded a Heat Press, attachments and starting consumables to the value of R30,000 – along with a cash prize of R10,000 to reinvest in her business. Nkgetheleng can now diversify her business offering and substitute her income until she is able to secure larger premises.
You would be surprised to know that Nkgetheleng is a professional civil and construction engineer and she proudly states that she can build, using her own hands. This however was not her true calling. “Children fascinate me and it makes me happy to see them thrive in a safe and stimulating environment,” says Nkgetheleng.
During her studies with False Bay TVET College, she continued to achieve top results at each certificate level, because teaching is her passion. Nkgetheleng has applied to study further at the University of the Western Cape, with ambitions to wear that red gown in education.
Nkgetheleng remains actively involved in her community, with the reading club, tutoring and facilitating at Lovelife Trust NGO. Maintaining an active lifestyle, she promotes healthy living with the youth through running and game activities.
Nkgetheleng’s advice is to “Find your passion and purpose, then set smart goals. Know that anything is possible, as long as you keep your eyes on your goals and set reasonable time frames to achieve them. Don’t stop because you are tired, keep going and find other strategies if you experience a setback to make your dreams come true.”
We look forward to seeing her next move and continue to wish her well in her future endeavours.