Victoria Joseph, 25, is committed to empowering women through her business Victoria Nanny Agency.
The agency was created in response to a strong need, expressed especially among women in Namibia, for reliable and efficient home-based child care services, and to educate women to provide appropriate child care so that children can achieve their full development in the simulation, as well as to eradicate neglect and child abuse by nannies in general.
Growing up with his father, who instilled in him a love of entrepreneurship and independence, Joseph started his nanny business – not only to be his own boss, but to educate and provide jobs that pay wages. fair and above the minimum depending on the job. law.
“We provide vocational training for nannies, including first aid for nannies and caregivers. We also ensure that our nannies pass a mandatory medical and criminal examination, as well as a reference and background check after the client selects a nanny. We want to provide well-equipped and trained nannies to help stimulate children, ”explained Joseph, who also partnered with the NUST paramedic.
Joseph is passionate about raising young people and equipping them to raise others. She is also passionate about supporting women as they fight all odds to become the best version of themselves.
The entrepreneur, who counts his mother as his inspiration, said: “My mother was both a domestic worker and a nanny. I found out that the work she was doing was a lot and that she was poorly paid because she was not educated enough to demand higher wages. It was then that I got the idea to start a business that could provide trained nannies.
Along with his assistant, Joseph trains his nannies in areas such as Covid-19 prevention and awareness, professional ethics for nannies and basic first aid from caregivers for infants and toddlers.
Thanks to his training, his employees could receive certificates that would allow them to be paid a fair wage to be able to feed their families.
“Most of these women come from disadvantaged backgrounds and people tend to look down on or disrespect them, which is not fair. I want them to be empowered and respected, ”said Joseph, adding that she also wants women to be able to escape domestic violence or abuse from their partners because they are addicted.
Victoria Nanny Agency currently employs 60 women and has prospects of increasing the number.
According to her, her company contributes to the economy by helping to reduce unemployment, especially among women.
Asked about her purpose for her agency, Joseph said she wanted to be able to offer her services across Namibia and set the golden standard for childcare.