Certified Beauty Course - Vocational
The Trust also runs a vocational course to provide beauty training to girls to equip them with skills to gain employment and stand on their own feet.
The beauty culture training module was provided free of charge to Lepra by “Beauty World” – a well known organization run by Smt. Nilofer Currimbhoy, daughter of the famous beautician Smt. Shahnaz Hussain.
The curriculum for this 6 month course follows the same module as that being taught in the Shahnaz Hussain training institutes. Students have to appear for a written and a practical examination in order to receive their ‘Beauty World’ diploma.
In 2006, we also started beauty training classes for our hearing impaired girls.
The Taj Group of Hotels have also facilitated beauty workshops at the Trust to help our students get exposure to current professional trends in the beauty and hair styling market.
Our students also attend smart classes every week to further broaden their horizons in the current market trends.
It is also our endeavor to develop the social and interactive skills of the girls doing this course, since that is an essential skill set for this profession. Our students have also been trying to develop a few beauty products like scrubs and packs made from natural ingredients and work towards their packaging and branding.
These are small steps and sometimes the challenges we face are big, especially since the girls come from traditional homes where marriage and other issues take precedence. Yet, we try to do what we can! Visitors are always welcome to come and receive some beauty treatment from our students – it helps boost their confidence!