Case Study - Lazyja Le Roux
Lazyja from South Africa was awarded International Learner of the Year 2011
01 April 2012
Lion Awards International Learner of the Year 2011
Qualification: Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Beauty Consultancy
Centre: National Institute for the Deaf, South Africa
In spite of many barriers; deafness, English being her third language, living and working on a farm and having to commute a great distance to the college each day, Lazyja Le Roux excelled in her studies completing a City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Beauty Consultancy in 2011.
During her time studying beauty Lazyja showed focus and constant desire for new challenges and responsibilities. Impressing her training centre and showing herself to be a real role model for all deaf students she was offered a post as assistant facilitator and assessor at the National Institute for the Deaf (NID). Lazyja also manages the centres training salon while juggling studies and raising a family.
Lazyja shows real motivation and commitment to lifelong learning, taking the time to learn new products and techniques above and beyond her coursework and inspires and shares her knowledge with fellow students. She also completed her assessors course to enable her to take on her full time job at the National Institute for the Deaf, and will continue her studies to obtain a Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Lazyja was the first deaf student to receive a City & Guilds Medals for Excellence and was awarded the 2011 Lion Awards International Learner of the Year. On winning her Lion Award her nominator Christina O’Gorman, on behalf of NID commented, “This is the first time in South African history that a deaf student has received a high accolade in Beauty and we are very proud of her achievement. We know that she makes a difference to other hearing challenged people. She shows that anything is possible if you have a dream and challenge yourself, you can succeed.”