On February 26, 2009, the Bpeace Young Professionals Committee will host a benefit for a vocational beauty school we are building in Rwanda. Beauty and fashion are important to Rwandan culture, and the demand for services exceeds the availability of skilled labor. While salons historically imported employees from neighboring countries, Bpeace mentees identified an opportunity to train local women through the creation of a beauty school. The entire school is projected to only cost $100,000 USD (a brief presentation is attached).
The program features a fashion show, ethnic music and recognition of several notable figures who have raised awareness in Africa.
Bpeace is reaching out to our peers to share this special evening with us and help raise awareness. All DESIGN 21 members are invited!