Karen Uys - ECD Practitioner (58761) / Financial Director

About Karen

Karen is a strong entrepreneur and experienced assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. She is skilled in Management, Microsoft Word, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, and Marketing.

Starting as a sales assistant and later going into tourism sales, Karen realized that she was more interested in the sales rep department where she could be more involved in people relations. As a stationery sales rep, she gained valuable experience in client & market relations, social skills, and entrepreneurship. Later she entered the financial industry and became a freelance bookkeeper and managed administrative projects for various companies.

Working from home gave her more free time to assist her kids’ school in sports and gave chess classes to over 250 pupils. Additionally, she assisted the school in various duties and event planning for chess tournaments. Assisting in school awakened a passion for the needs of the parents. She discovered gaps for especially English learners in this area. With limited school placement availability and also for learners that could not attend school, she realized the need for a system to address this gap and inspired the founding of CMSH, with the assistance of her father, Jan Benadé.