SHAIR Academy established through Shair trust academies, a United Kingdom based charity organization has officially launched in Rwanda.
The official launch was simultaneously held with the graduation of 34 pioneer students in hairdressing in Remera, Kigali on December 14, 2013.
The academy is currently offering intensive training course in professional hairdressing.
The Chairman of Shair trust Academies Nigel McCarthy said such training is provided to give a clear vision to beneficiaries on what they really need in life as professional hairdressers.
He concurred with the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Benedict Llewellyn Jones who also called upon graduates to effectively use their skills on the labour market.
Shair Academy was established in collaboration with Workforce Development Authority (WDA).
Speaking at the event, the state minister in charge of TVET Albert Nsengiyumva urged graduands to use their special skills in making a difference in Rwanda, a country that still lacks enough professional hairdressers.
The 34 students received a ‘NO FEE’ year- long intensive training course in professional hairdressing by professional trainers.
According to the Director General of WDA Jerome Gasana, this beauty training facility will also introduce other courses like massaging.
One of the graduatess clotilde Niyongoma who changed from business studies to join hair dressing says that she hopes to become successful in the new career.
“I have a dream of making my own salon using the special skills I acquired from professional tutors at the academy,” Niyongoma said.
The ultimate goal of the ministry of Education through WDA is to have such training facilities in other parts of the country since hairdressing is still done many people with no required skills.