Afrisun Gives Ekhuruleni Matrics A Helping Hand

Beauty TherapyThe Afrisun East Rand Community Trust (AERCT) has selected 9 female Matric students from the Ekhuruleni Class of 2008 to attend a 2 year Beauty Therapy Course with the Rene Institute of Beauty Therapy in Brakpan.

The students, Nokuthula Shabangu and Phumelele Mnguni (KwaThema), Eleanor Paul (Benoni), Jolene Aucamp (Brakpan), Duduzile Ngwenya (Vosloorus), Patricia Baartman and Kim Klaasen (Reiger Park), Feryal Welman (Geluksdal) and Revonia van der Merwe (Spruitview) will study Somatology (beauty therapy, make up, manicure, pedicure, waxing, nail technology, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, slimming, shiatsu, permanent make up, electrolysis, vein cautery) and Hairdressing (cutting, colour, hair extensions) and will receive the required uniforms and books as part of the Afrisun pledge.

The course at the Rene Institute runs for 2 years, with graduates receiving an internationally-recognised diploma.

As an incentive, the top student will also obtain the required financial support to start her own business. The second two students will be placed on the Steiner Cruise liner, where they will practise their craft with guests, while the remaining students will be assisted with employment opportunities at the Rene Institute, with the potential to grow into other positions at the Spa at one of Sun International’s Resorts.

AERCT Executive Trustee Sandy Hattingh says this all-female project is a first for Afrisun. “We are proud to be able to begin to assist in making a change in the lives of these young girls and their families,” she says. “These students have been offered the chance of a lifetime – with the opportunity to study, work part-time for the Rene Institute, obtain an international diploma and the offer of future employment, the total AERCT investment in these students is around R1 Million”.

For more info on the project, please contact:
Rene Institute
082 831 9167

Issued on behalf of AERCT by:
Trevor Crighton
083 652 7713