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Road to Being a Hairdresser - the 9th training of Shaping Futures was held (2013/09/24)

The Shaping Futures started in 2008 to use Japanese high hairdressing skills for social contributions. The 9th training of the project was held from July 1st to 5th, 2013 in Battambang, Cambodia.

Cambodia BTB 1

Through the recruitment by Tokyo Schwarzkopf Professional of Henkel Japan Ltd., three hairdressers were sent to Battambang as volunteer trainers: Tomoka Yamashita from Mie, Yuji Hashimoto from Tokyo, and Takaaki Ikezawa from Tokyo.

They taught Japanese high hairdressing skills to 16 juveniles at the “House for Youth”, which run by KnK in Battambang. The lecture included not only basic hair cut techniques like one length haircut and layer-cut but also color and perm theory with practical examples.
On the last day of the training, they held an open-air hair salon at a nearby elementary school. Through the practical hair cutting work with students gathered on the day, the trainees seemed to greatly feel the achievement of the training.

Year

Session

Number of Trainees (new trainees)

Participating Hairdressers as Trainers

2008

1

13(13)

0

2009

2

16(16)

2

3

19(3)

2

2010

4

16(16)

2

5

15(0)

2

2012

6

19(19)

3

7

18(2)

2

2013

8

16(16)

3

9

15(0)

3

Total

147(85)

19

*The session in 2011 was cancelled due to the Great East Japan Earthquake.  Session 1 was joined by staff members of Schwarzkopf as trainers.

Cambodia BTB 2 Cambodia BTB 3

“I was learnt more than what I taught through the Shaping Features. I really felt that if I devote myself to something, someone will support me, which will drive me forward step by step,” said Ms. Yamashita.

“I got to be close with the children day by day,” said Mr. Hashimoto. “They showed me compassion and kindness for others, activeness, and a smile that makes people comfort.”

Half of the 16 participants have already got jobs at hair salons or started further trainings dreaming their future.

Koeut (pseudonym, 15 years old) lost their parents to AIDS when she was 3 years old. After moving from place to place, sometimes living with relatives and sometimes with a neighbor, she entered “House for Youth”. “It was not until I participated in the training that I thought about my future,” she said. “I would like to study hairdressing skills and open my salon in the future.” She started studying the skills at a local salon right after she participated in the program.

We KnK offer our heartfelt thanks to Tokyo Schwarzkopf Professional of Henkel Japan Ltd., and volunteer trainers.

For more information on Tokyo Schwarzkopf Professional of Henkel Japan Ltd., visit the following link:
http://www.schwarzkopf-professional.jp/sr/yume_hasami/index.html


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