From cleaner to teacher: Natasha Dietrich aims to inspire others

Dietrich said she always knew there was more to life even while working as a cleaner at the University of the Western Cape.

Natasha Dietrich. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - From a cleaner to a teacher, and now on the verge of bachelor’s degree in education, Natasha Dietrich wants other adults to get an education.

The 47-year-old spoke to Eyewitness News on Friday about her journey.

Dietrich said she always knew there was more to life even while working as a cleaner at the University of the Western Cape.

In 2014, she took the brave step to enrol as a full time student, while working a full time job.

She said the students on campus motivated her.

“If they can do it… then I can do it. On the very last day of applications, I decided to take a chance and put in my application in and luckily I was accepted.”

The mother of three is now a primary school teacher and loves nurturing future leaders.

She said teaching had always been her passion and she encouraged adults without a higher education to take that first step.

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