Hairstylist Apprenticeship

The Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program.
A Youth Empowerment Project by NGD Foundation through which, apprentices are prepared to be successful in this competitive hair-styling industry by provision of theoretical instruction and practical hands-on experience in techniques such as cutting, styling, colouring physiology, hygiene and salon management.

The Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide a wide range of Apprentices learning opportunities in saloon industry. The Hands-on instructions are designed for apprentices to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills which will be applied for success in workplaces.
Eligibility to the Program:
In order to attend training, Apprentices must be at least 16 years of age, and a member of any one of 13 local Sports Clubs by NGD Foundation in Burundi where a Hair Cut Saloon has been opened.

Recommended Characteristics:
01- Sincere interest in administering personal services;
02- Interpersonal and communication skills;
03- Good hand-eye coordination;
04- Manual dexterity and creative ability;
05- Normal colour vision;
06- Ability to stand for long periods of time;
07- Ability to plan and work independently;
08- Self-motivated and a sense of responsibility;
09- Interest in art, fashion, creativity or design.

Program topics include:
01- Hygiene, Sanitation and Disinfection Practices
02- Use and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
03- Client Services
04- Hair and Scalp Care
05- Hair Cutting
06- Hair Styling
07- Chemical Waving and Relaxing of Hair
08- Hair Colouring
09- Business Management

Active learning and participation is emphasised throughout the program to promote the development of knowledge, technical skills and professional behaviour required for success in the industry.
Project High-lights:
01- Project Name: Hair Cut Saloons for Football Clubs.
02- Project Beneficiaries: 13 Local Football Clubs.
03- Budget: $ 32,500 USD for 13 Saloons.
04- Direct Beneficiaries: 2,500+ youths in 3 provinces.

Benefits of the Project:
05- Empower youths with Income Alternative Source.
06- Fight delinquency of Youths through Career Training.
07- Create the Spirit of Self Esteem for the Youths.
08- Give 20% off fees to kids, members of a Sports Club.
09- Provide a local Club with an Income for operations.

Project by:
NGD Education Section
NGD Humanitarian Department

C/O: NGD Foundation
BP: 3262, Bujumbura, Burundi.
4ème Avenue, RN3, Magara II, Zone Magara, 
Commune Bugarama, Rumonge, Burundi.

Tel. (NGD Office) number: (+257) 71 - 499 466.
Fax (NGD Office) number: (+257) 61 - 499 466.