GFDLP BEAUTY SKILLS INITIATIVE
GFDLP BEAUTY SKILLS INITIATIVE
This is a program out to train young women from the age of 15-30 years on Nail Technology, Salon management, Make-up, Hairdressing, Barbering, Massage Therapy, Beauty Therapy, and Beauty Services.
Our vision is to reduce the dependency rate of young girls on men for their livelihood.
The mission of the program is to free young girls from prostitution and drugs by instilling in them beauty skills for sustainable livelihood.
These training programs shall be carried out at the GFDLP Beauty Skills Academy which is a vocational training institution.
The duration of the training program range from 11months to 2 years and participants shall be privileged to receive a certificate or National Diploma at the end of the training.
Some of our prominent courses include Facial Therapy, Eyebrow/Eyelash Tint/Shape, Makeup (Day, Fantasy/Special Occasions, Evening), Manicure, Pedicure, Specialized Manicure, and Pedicure Treatments, Hair Removal (Hot/Cold) wax, Threading, Massages (Full Body Swedish, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage), Gel Nails, Acrylic Nails, and Nail Art.
Our vocational training center is in Buea, Southwest Region of Cameroon.
- Nail Technology
Nail technology refers to the techniques, tools, and other products used to treat and take care of nails, while also making them look aesthetically pleasing. This field involves cosmetic beauty treatments for fingernails, hands, toenails, and feet.
Make-up training has to do with applying cosmetics. Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for applying to the face and hair.
This is the act of cutting or styling hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. A person who does this is called a hairdresser. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as a hairdresser, a barber, or a cosmetologist.
- Beauty Therapy
Beauty therapists undertake a range of therapeutic facial and body care treatments and aim to improve their clients’ appearance and well-being. Their skills are required by both women and men. They apply and sell make-up, skincare, and other cosmetic products, treat skin conditions and provide beauty treatments such as electrolysis, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and spa therapy. They may also undertake some administrative work and should keep records of clients’ treatments.
The barbering program is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the barbering industry. Students learn shaving, mustache/beard design as well as cutting hair, using razors, shears, and clippers. Special attention is given to hygiene, skin and scalp disorders, anatomy, sterilization and sanitation, and salon operation.
- Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use, and many chronic pain conditions. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain.
- Salon Management
Every beauty salon needs a manager who is capable of the smooth running of the day to day activities. We understand that many people are looking to boost their skills and work towards management roles but aren’t sure how to make it happen. That’s where our training room steps in. We are committed to providing the solution to your career progression. Our Salon Management Program enables you to move up in your career, whether you’re looking to step into salon management or are aspiring to set up your own business, the program is ready to gear you up for success.
Mme. Ndaka Sidonice Ijang
Communication Manager / Head of GFDLP Beauty Skills Initiative