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Cindy Heunis - Nails, Teaching and Thailand

Cindy is a 24-year-old nail technician at the Front de Mer Beauté Spa in Hartenbos. With her passion for education, she plans on becoming a teacher and to travel around the world teaching the underprivileged. Born and bred in Mossel Bay, she started working in  Hartenbos for a holiday job and hopes to study teaching in 2021.

I’ve actually wasted a lot of my time, until now. Because I’ve done course upon course… I’ve studied at South Cape in George for admin. So I feel like I’ve wasted it a bit, because I actually should have studied education from the start, but I didn’t. I don’t know why. I feel like I’ve wasted all those years of my life.

“I want to apply to UNISA this year to study teaching, it’s one of the things that I’d really like to do. It’s my real career choice. So next year, it will be my first year.

“I was looking for work last year in November. I came here, and then they appointed me. It was just a holiday job. I had beauty training with Biosculpture. They appointed me and they said that they can see I’m good at doing nails, and they asked to stay on. And then I said yes, I’ll do it for the rest of the year, since I’ll be doing teaching next year.

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"I just want to make a difference in someone’s life who is not as privileged.”

“I am originally from Mossel Bay, went to school here and everything. I live in the Heiderand area. I would like to travel one day, I’d like to go to Hollywood. I’d like that very much, because it’s so beautiful, it’s a beautiful place – I’d just like to experience how it is there. I always go look on the internet and I see beautiful photos of Hollywood, so I’d really like to, one day when I have the opportunity and I’m wealthy enough, go there. I often see how beautiful it is in movies.

“Thailand is also one of the places I’d like to see, because I’ve heard it’s this beautiful island on its own, and I hear there are a lot of opportunities there for educators.

“I really love children. I love teaching children, I think I’m really good at it and I have a passion for it. I’d like to do my first teaching job here in Mossel Bay, at a school that is not that privileged – St Blaize, for instance. I would actually like to go there, because they’re more underprivileged and I feel like I just want to make a difference in someone’s life who is not as privileged.”

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