Born to be Beautiful is a charity that teaches beauty therapy training and skills to victims of abject poverty. Our goal is to restore dignity and hope to lives devastated by exploitation. We currently work in India and Uganda. The courses are full time and taught over 2 weeks. On completion of a Born to be Beautiful course, our students are given a starter kit, suitable for up to 50 treatments, a uniform and a certificate. We then help each woman get work, go onto further education or set up their own businesses.
We were invited to talk to some fabulous NCS students on 15th February 2018. One of our Ambassador Nicky Shepard... Read More
Words from Students in Our Program
Before Mary (HIV+ student from Uganda) came on this course, she thought she was useless in this life and had nothing to offer her children, no way of making money to buy food, clothes or send them to school.
Neelam lives in the slums of India with an uncle after being abandoned by her parents when she was small. Daily she is told she is worthless, he is tired of her and he threatens to send her away to another distant relative, but says no one will have her.
When asked how she had changed since beginning the course. Pooja answered; ‘I have never been to a class before and I realised I liked learning. I have always been interested in beauty work but it was far too expensive so my parents told me I had to work in a brothel to help feed our family’
(names have been changed to protect the identity of our students)
Born to be Beautiful has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption since 2018.
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