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"It feels great. This course has changed the way I look at myself. I've gained self confidence... Thank you.


"Beyond brilliant first day...It went very well...thank you

the teacher is great, committed to lifelong learning

see you all tomorrow"


"Hi Brenda I just wanted to thank you and your team (Knoop Academy) for the eye opening experience.  It was amazing it made us realise a lot of things we didn't know that will be great help in the near future. It motivated me, after the conference I decided it was time to start working on my goals."


"Am so happy am smiling non-stop, I've never been this proud of myself.  Thank you so much."

After first sale.


Bronwen Bainbridge, Belgotex

“Knoop Academy have assisted us with the technical capacity required in our Textile Conversion Programme to train and mentor individuals needing to learn the skills required to convert raw material yarn fibre into finished products that can be sold to the fashion and decor industries.


Knoop Academy is rigorous in their approach to providing solutions in a holistic way so I would recommend to other businesses that understanding ecosystem design is prudent so that you can truly partner to achieve your objectives with industrial waste."

Mr C.N. Roodt, Containerworld

"I hereby recommend founder and director Brenda Scheepers of Knoop Academy.  We have worked on multiple projects over the last 10 years that required multi-stakeholder engagement and project management.  In each of these Brenda has been our choice for aligning stakeholders and keeping the project on track.  In our lates program, we partnered with Brenda ad her team at Knoop to deliver on a community- targeted sewing projected called Upskill Africa.  The first instalment of the program is coming to a close as of even date and I believe that it is a continued success because of her involvement."

Cindy Norcott, Robinhood Foundation

“A few months ago, the Robin Hood Foundation collaborated with Knoop Academy to train a group of about 15 ladies in crocheting and sewing in the Hammarsdale area.  This course took place over about 2 weeks.  By the end of this time, the ladies had been taught really practical skills and they made beautiful products which they were able to sell.  They were also taught some practical business skills, life skills, sales skills, and money management.  We will be working with Brenda again in the next month.  She has several other empowerment courses that she runs and I have heard favourable responses from people who have attended them.  

We were so impressed by the care Brenda takes in recruiting the most suitable candidates and in training and supporting them.  She truly cares for her students and wants them to be successful. I can recommend Brenda as an honourable person who has an excellent understanding of how to empower people from disadvantaged communities.

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