Fashion / Hair Stylist - Teacher
1 - 12 months.
The project is located in Villas de Ayarco, which is an outlying community of Tres Rios, Cartago, Costa Rica, which is only about 25 minutes from the capital San José. This project, designed to reach out to the hurt and lost, was initiated by a few local Costa Rican people and very little money. It has since grown into a major effort as more people have joined to complete the task at hand.
In 1998-99, money to purchase approximately 2.4 acres of land was raised locally in Costa Rica with none of the money coming from stateside sources. Construction on Phase I of the Abraham Project was initiated in February 2002. A crew of local people was hired to begin the construction work. The tedious work of digging footers and pouring foundations was under way. Since that time, they have been able to complete Children’s Homes, Daycare, Professional Consultation Offices and Life-Skills Workshops. They provide training to help people learn specific skills that will facilitate finding a job or starting a small business. To get women out of prostutitution or poverty, they want to offer any type of vocational training in the area of beauty like hair cutting, fashion, manicure- pedicure etc.
Know-how and work experience and specialization in fashion / beauty area
Be flexible, organized, and willing to serve in our areas of greatest need
Prepared to invest some time in training before and during placement
Willing to adapt and to be flexible to the local culture, food etc.
Willingness to learn basic Spanish vocabularies
Willingness to work with a translator
Just across the river from the Abraham Project is a very marginal area, which is home to many social problems. Many of the families in this area are dysfunctional. Statistics reveal that many of the street children of San Jose originate from these surrounding areas. It is discouraging to see so many children ravaged by the effects of drugs, alcohol and physical or sexual abuse. They need any type of stylist to teach women their expertise.
Providing free vocational training to local women
Please send us your resume and motivation letter stating your vision.
Once submitted, we will contact you immediately.