12. November 2012
Four deaf young women in the Afghan capital Kabul successfully completed the training to become a beautician and hairdresser. In addition to their early education in the international Christian relief organization operated by the Shelter Now Deaf Centre they learned their craft in the beauty salon "Ladies Center". which is also supported by the organization and now employes four more.
"Girls who are born deaf in Afghanistan have twice the disadvantage," says the German Shelter Now director Udo Stolte. The social status of girls and women is lower anyway. Beeing deaf they certainly have an even smaller chance to an education, often finding no spouse so their lives would dependent on the father or brothers. "The four young women have broken this cycle of hopelessness," said Stolte. Through their learned skill, they now earn their own income, thus contributing also to support their families. This increases their reputation and even their self-confidence.
More than 20 youth and adults receive education and training at the Deaf Centre. In the morning school, among reading and writing, their timetable also includes mathematics, history, geography and sign language. The older students acquire professional skills in the afternoon, such as sewing, jewelry making, photography, baking, or hairdressing.
In the "Ladies Center" the young deaf do not only cut their clients hair. They are also creative as a nail beautician, applying makeup, they paint womens hands with henna before family gatherings. Including the four Deaf a total of twelve women have completed their education at the "Ladies Center" with a certificate.
Shelter Now director Udo Stolte in his visits to the Deaf center is always "impressed by the dignity ..!!!!!!!!....." In education and training they are being taught that they are worth just as much with their disability as other people.
Shelter Now director Udo Stolte in his visits to the Deaf center is always "impressed by the dignity esecially these women convey". In education and training they are being taught that they are worth just as much with their disability as other people.
Shelter Now is an international relief organisation with its co-ordination office in Germany. Since 1983 registered and working in Pakistan, and since 1988 in Afghanistan. Shelter Now finances its projects mainly by private donations. The efficiant and project-focussed use of funds is certified by the German Central Insitute for Social Issues and has received the Seal of Approval.
Shelter Now Germany e.V., Waisenhausdamm 4, 38100 Braunschweig, Phone: +49 531 885395-7, Fax: +49 531 885395-9, email@example.com, www.shelter.de
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