Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Denman Brushes support Hair Aid 2015

Awww... hello! Hope everyone is still having a wonderful and blessed time with the visit of Pope Francis.

Very timely, right before January 15, I had the pleasure of visiting a Hair Aid 2015 workshop in Kuya Center. It was such an inspiring moment. 


In its Facebook Page, Hair Aid is about a team of International Hairdressers sharing their skills with impoverished families in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines supporting families with life skills to earn a living. 

The Hair Aid Team for 2015 is composed of 15 lovely and endearing individuals (families, school teachers, students, professional hairdressers) who are united in a goal of paying it forward and making a difference. 

Hair Aid 2015 Team. Thank you for your kindness. Photo Credit: Hair Aid FB Page
Now on its 5th year, the endearing team from Australia visits Manila to teach hairdressing classes and street education.  

During my visit, the hairdressing classes were lead by Emiliano Vitale of E-Salon in Sydney. 
Practical application. This is all about empowerment. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Rightfully so.
For the workshop in Kuya Center, training participants are parents of the children, who successfully reconciled with their family. Participants are looking forward on the next phase of training, when they get to do their children's hair. One of the participant shares her enthusiasm on her newfound skills given the possibilities of saving and foremost earning a living, since the cost of boys' haircut is now at Php 50-range. 

For Hair Aid 2015, Denman Brushes International in partnership with Denman Philippines, hope to reinforce training and empowerment led by Hair Aid and Kuya Center by equipping them with tools (Denman Brushes, aptly recognized as the Hairdresser’s Hairbrush, salon aprons, etc.) to kick-off their hairdressing careers. Photo Credit: Hair Aid Facebook Page
The empowerment programs that Kuya Center espouse are not only for the children, but also for the parents. Some community-based, some shelter-based programs such as the Hairdressing Workshop in partnership with Hair Aid. 

Amazing artworks from the children of Kuya Center. I have so much more to share about Kuya Center, will cover it in another post.
It's very heartwarming to witness firsthand the training, to meet inspiring individuals from Kuya Center led by Bro. Luke, and the amazing team of Hair Aid, plus to feel the positivity and gratefulness from the parents and children. It somehow paved the way for rekindling my spiritual ardor day before our beloved Pope's visit. It was so apt to the theme of Mercy and Compassion. Sad that I wasn't able to see him in person. Haay. I cried so much. I love him.

I will remember the inspiration. Let it not be a fleeting moment. Action speaks louder than words. Let's do this! 

To know more about Hair Aid, like them in Facebook.  

Denman is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by RPG Distribution Services, Inc. and widely available in leading stores nationwide.

4 comments:

Franchesca Yambao said...

I studied hairdressing as well :)

Leny del Gallego Martinez said...

i would love to learn a hair dressing also..

helen gatbonton said...

NICE REVIEW..thanks for sharing

mercy grace dela cruz said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About Me

My photo

Wifey to JB and Mommy to Chasey :) It's said that one's eyes are windows to one's soul. True! My eyes twinkle when I'm happy, they light up with my smile. I’m no frills! I'm easy to read (except during Poker). I easily get teary eyed on practically both happy and sad things. I'm overly emotional! UP,Toy Story 3, and Glee made me cry with delight.My hubby is my source of strength. He balances that side of my personality. He made me a more self-reliant person.I love being a mom. But be it known that I tend to be OC, paranoid, and definitely see my self as a stage mom.I can't help but throw him parties every year.I love to read. If there is a lifetime membership to Book Lover's Club, I've probably signed in as early as Grade 1. I'm blessed to have a special relationship with God. He is my confidante. I practically talked to him anywhere and anytime about anything. I'm a Kapampangan and supposedly known for having culinary skills.This still needs to be found perfected, but for sure, I can say I'm a gourmand!I love to eat and it shows!Oh well!Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and Happiness is only a state of mind. From today onwards, I intend to live in a Happy Mode!Cheers!