Growsmart - Lauren Daniels (1)

  • 2024 Project Coordinator for The Growsmart Educational Programme
  • 2023 Growthpoint Graduate Programme graduate
  • 2023 Stellenbosch University Bachelor of Arts Hons graduate
  • 2021 Stellenbosch University Bachelor of Arts Social Dynamics graduate
  • 2017 Christel House South Africa valedictorian and Top 10 performer in Economics in the Western Cape NSC Exams
  • 2013 Christel House South Africa Scholarship recipient
  • 2011 Growsmart Literacy Competition Third Place winner
  • 2011 Delft Primary School learner

Lauren’s first year at Christel House started in January 2013. After two weeks, Lauren was already smiling from ear to ear. “I found the change from my old school to my new one quite intimidating at first. I was experiencing a mixture of emotions – I felt blessed to have been given such an opportunity, but I was also very nervous about the new experience,” said Lauren.

“I have everything that I need here at Christel House. And what I don’t have, I can ask for and it’s given to me.”

Lauren is very happy with her new friends and environment. “The children who attend Christel House have positive attitudes and are very disciplined,” she said.

Lauren wants to pursue a career in music. “I would love to become a singer and own a recording studio. In preparation for my career, I’m now taking Arts and Culture.”

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