Quota helps our local youth develop life skills
LOCAL youth learned valuable life skills on Saturday as part of the Quota Cares Month project.
The project was launched by Quota International of Whitsunday and aimed to provide personal development workshops to local school children and special needs groups in the community.
The first workshop targeted young women and was designed as a pamper and personal development morning.
Health and beauty professionals Sheree Vanderpoll, Nicky Dyer and Maria Plemenuk were among those who donated their time to treat the young ladies to a personal consultation on their hair, grooming, make-up, health, personal hygiene and lifestyles.
Each participant enjoyed the in-salon experience of having their hair washed, style cut and blow-dried before learning about face cleansing exercises, how to apply professional makeup and various nail treatments.
Some of the young ladies even had their eyebrows waxed for the first time.
Proserpine State High School nurse and health professional Karen Dachs also distributed information packs and discussed the importance of healthy eating and exercise.
Quota member Mary Eitler said the workshop was a magical experience for all involved.
“We witnessed a group of shy girls that arrived at 10am blossom into beautiful and confident young women by the time they left at 1pm,” she said.
The second workshop invited young men to be mentored by members of the Men’s Shed in Cannonvale.
The Men’s Shed members were keen to share their skills in motoring, electronics and carpentry while staff from the Bendigo Bank provided information on budgeting and maintaining personal finances.
Each participant enjoyed morning tea, a sausage sizzle and were also presented with small gifts to take home.
Quota treasurer Jill Farinelli said everyone came together, accepted each other and formed new friendships throughout the day.
NEW LOOK: Sigrid Eitler enjoyed having her hair styled by Whitsunday Hair Studio owner Maria Plemenuk on Saturday.