One of our newest programs, we have just opened our doors to the first group of students to study through our Mayan Families Salon School in Panajachel. Working with a teacher from the US with over twenty years experience in the business, for many of the women in the course this is the first time that they are developing a professional qualification that will enable them to maintain an independent income within a burgeoning industry in Guatemala.
As part of the course, the women are taught:
- Manicure & pedicure
- Nail Art
- Basic hair styling & cutting
The spa is soon to be open to tourists and locals who will be able to take part in the services and provide invaluable training experience for our trainees.
The success of the salon will initially be completely dependent on the generous donations received to the program so it can kick-off to a positive start.
Until the salon becomes fully self-sustained it will cost $400 to keep the beauty school functioning each month.
There are several ways that you can support this new initiative.
- Send a general donation to the Beauty Salon Program
- If you are in Panajachel, drop in and test out the skills of our new students! We are located just outside the main Mayan Families building.