Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Local community gets cosmetology training for livelihood

The Host Country and Community Relations Office sponsored Ganda Mo, Hanapbuhay Ko, a livelihood training course for women of Los Baños and Bay, the two towns that host the IRRI headquarters.

The 5-day (22-26 October 2012) skills training on basic cosmetology covered use of beauty tools, cutting hair for men and women, manicure, pedicure, footspa, hair perming, hot oil treatment, and hair coloring and highlighting, and was held for women who were interested in enhancing their livelihoods or add to their income.

The training was held in partnership with the Ang-Hortaleza Foundation Inc. (A-H, formerly Splash Foundation) and is being held for the sixth time. A-H Foundation provided the trainers and cosmetology kits.

Sixty-one women finished the course, after which they were exhorted to ponder over four important habits: making decisions based on values of diligence, perseverance, family, and honesty; managing time and financial resources; having positive goals; and continuously learning and applying new skills.

Those who finished the course had the opportunity to apply their new skills through Libreng Gupit (free haircut) activity held at the evacuation center at Bambang Elementary School, Los Baños.

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