- SA woman, Joanie Fredericks, started a driving school last year with the purpose of uplifting underprivileged women in the local community
- The company itself is completely woman-owned
- Joanie is passionate about empowering women by teaching them how to drive, which can open up many opportunities
A local woman named Joanie Fredericks is the brains behind a driving school that strives to empower South African women.
The driving school, Ladies Own Transport Services, is set on helping local women find their potential through acquiring a driver’s license.
In a recent interview with Beautiful News, Joanie explained that getting her driver’s license helped her realise her freedom.
“I’ve had my licence for almost 20 years and that overwhelming feeling of empowerment is something I can never forget.”
Joanie wished to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with other women and so Ladies Own Transport Services was born.
Now an influential member of the Mitchells Plain community in Cape Town, Joanie is also heavily involved in other spheres of community development.
The tenacious activist explained in an interview that her father was always prepared when it came to helping the boys in her family get their driver’s licenses, but girls were always left on the sideline, Breifly.co.za reported.
Joanie knows that many women are deprived of opportunities because of gender roles and prejudice and her ground-up style of activism if helping put an end to that.
To get to know Joanie a bit better, watch the video below:
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