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For most of my life I stayed with my parents and two older brothers in a lovely small town just outside of Cape Town called Paarl. The town is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains rendering it a beautiful place to grow up in. The community is renowned for their friendly and welcoming nature. I am truly blessed to call such a place my home.
In Paarl the two predominantly spoken languages are Afrikaans and English. Consequently I grew up in a bilingual household and attended a bilingual primary school and high school.
Growing up I loved participating in sports such as netball, tennis and running. Later I expanded into more recreational physical activities, indulging in scuba diving, rock climbing, camping and even a bit of sky diving. What I love most about these physical activities is that it allowed me to spend time with friends and to meet new people while maintaining a healthy life style and creating memories.
The creative side of me loves art, reading books and having constructive conversations with people as it allows me to broaden my mind. Since a young age I was encouraged to read books, 18 years later I have developed a passion for reading both fiction and non-fiction novels. I thoroughly enjoy creating (and appreciating) contemporary art and eventually I took art as one of my main subjects in high school.
Growing up I have traveled abroad a few times with my family. We visited several European countries such as France, Switzerland, Italy and we lightly touched upon Spain. We stayed in Munich for a holiday and then visited more tropical countries such as Thailand and Seychelles. During these invaluable travels with my family I discovered that I have an insatiable hunger for immersing myself in new cultures, connecting with people from totally different backgrounds and indulging in the historical richness of these countries.
In high school I served on the the Junior Town Council for a two years. During these years I have learned to create meaningful friendships with people from totally different backgrounds by overcoming the social barriers that often prevent us from connecting with other people. We organised several outreaches in which we would sometimes play with the young children from the surrounding poorer communities.
During these engagements I realised that I have a passion for working with youngsters and teaching them new things. I love seeing development and growth in people (including myself) and I think that it would be highly gratifying for me to see children improving their English proficiency. I want to break out of my comfort zone and go overseas. Travel, meet new people, gain experience as a teacher and experience new cultures.
I have experience with working with children between the ages of 6 to 13 years old by babysitting a few times as well as doing activities with children on outreaches.