Nthabi Sibanda

Finalist 2012

Nthabi Sibanda

SOUTH AFRICA
Puo Educational Products
CONSUMER GOODS
EDUCATION & CULTURE
Puo Educational Products develops printed and digital educational content for children, based on Africa’s languages and heritage.

When Nthabi Sibanda, 39, set out to teach her children their African heritage and native languages, she looked for books and resources and came up against a wall. ‘They were few and far between! And even those I did find were not great quality. There were ample stories from western countries, featuring little-girl explorers or safari adventures, but where was the African heritage?’ Intrigued by this apparent gap, she launched her own market research and discovered a clear opening – it was all she needed to start her business: Puo Educational Products, which develops fun learning content for children under nine years of age.

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