Emma's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting her on her journey through training and into work as a beautician.
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She raised £3,630 from 300 supporters to become a beautician.
My level 2 diploma course is almost done - just one month left for the waxing module. I'm very happy and grateful for the things I have done for the past several months. I have learned & practiced a lots of things and now I have skills to do manicures & pedicures, facial and eye treatments.
To be able to work fully qualified and licensed I need to continue on and get my Level 3 beauty therapy. So I'm very happy to find that Beam can continue to help me out and supporters too - without you guys I couldn't do it! I praised God for everything.
I've finished and passed my second module - facials and skincare. So now I am half way! You can see a couple of pictures above - they're not very bright because the room has to be that way for relaxation purposes.
I've now started the third module which is all of the eye care.
I feel like I've gained a lot of knowledge so far and also practical experience. I'm very grateful for the course and would like to say thank you to you all!
I wanted to share with you some pictures. One is from my exam that I sat in beauty school for the unit in manicure and pedicure. 💅
And the other ones are from my volunteering work at the day centre for homeless people. I gave some of the visitors hand massages & different nail polish. It was a very good experience. Some people shared their story with me and I was thanking God that I was able to give them some encouragement. 💕
Thanks for your support!
With over half of my funds raised, Beam was able to book my course. I was so excited to start and to get to know how they teach and learn new skills. I had already been watching some beauty videos online to get ready and make sure I know all the words they're going to use. My first day was yesterday and I really enjoyed it!
I just want to say thank you to all of my donators - for helping me to get to somewhere I've been dreaming of. Some of my messages have been so heartwarming. I've been saving some of them to keep looking at as I go. They remind me of how far I have come.
I am really excited to put my profile up and to get started on my course. I know that I am going to add new skills on top of my experience and interests. You get better at these things by practicing a lot!
And at the same time it will be good to meet new people. I think that I can learn a lot from others.
Thanks for your support!
Emma's first Beam campaign fully funded
Emma completes her Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma and begins her Level 3
Emma completes her Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma
Emma begins full-time work as a beautician
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