International Finishing School launches in Ballito

International image consultant, Manuella Botha, has launched a unique finishing school that will help young girls and ladies refine some of the moderns skills needed in interacting and making their mark in society.

Open to students from around the world, this first of its kind in Ballito is set to make a mark. Manuella shares a little more about this finishing school and what it offers.

What prompted you to begin a finishing school in Ballito? As an Internationally accredited Image consultant I’m working and chatting with woman and mothers on a daily basis, we’ve come to the realization that there’s a desperate need among our young ladies of today to understand the ideas of gracious living, the development of personal traits to improve social skills, the improvement of self-esteem and self confidence. My Dream evolved 2 yrs ago to cater for our fine young ladies, and now the timing is right.

What will you offer at the school? Empowering training. This workshop will empower young girls from ages 12 – 18 and give the necessary life skills to mould good grounding, goal setting, positive verbal and non-verbal image.

Our Workshop will include the following:

– Positive Image

– Body Language

– Posture and Poise and knowing the value of exercise

– How to sit, stand & walk in high heels

– Grooming – skin care, make-up and personal hygiene

– Wardrobe planning

– Beautiful lingerie

– Perfume

– Etiquette & manners

– Packing & traveling

– Learning about values, responsibility and goal setting

– Time with God – The wheel of Balance

Is this only for people in Ballito or can people from anywhere attend? This course is open to anyone from all over the world.  We have already received numerous enquiries from young girls from other areas.  If you have the desire to be a gracious fine young lady, this is definitely for you.

How are these new found skills retained once the students leave your course? The skills once acquired are life changing and once “you know you know”.  This is something practical and easily grasped which will add to the young ladies self-esteem, and ultimately to her personal development.  She will also receive a certificate of attendance. Our teachings will empower the young ladies and our fine young ladies will be using these skills on a daily base at school, among friends, the meeting and greeting of high profile people as well as at home. We will be offering workshops during school holidays and each workshop will follow on the previous one which will enforce  what they’ve learnt before.

Practically, how will it help in the real world? In today’s society, grace and poise are two things that young ladies are quickly losing. As they grow up in a world centered around of Facebook and text messaging, they are quickly losing the ability to enjoy a poised conversation, carry themselves in an attractive way, and be attentive to the needs and interests of those around them. Young ladies School of Excellence provides the advice today’s young women need to grow into poised, polished young women. In every aspect of life, interactions with others can affect a person’s ultimate success. With the mechanics and dynamics of this course our young ladies will be our finest young lady of tomorrow.

Contact details, how do people book etc? The young ladies can contact our office at 032 5860286 or email at

1 Comment

  1. Desire De Oliveira

    15/11/2012 at 11:27

    My daughter turned 18 in June this year, she’s finishing matric at the moment and will only be in this area until end January 2013 before she departs for Cape Town.
    Let me know how long your courses are, what have you on offer December 2012 and January 2013. What is the costs involved.

    Thank you


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