Three Months Beauty Salon Training Conducted in the Camp, Rakhine State

The trainer introducing tools to the participants. (Photo: LWF Myanmar Staff)

With the overall aims of creating employment opportunities and improving public health for the women living in the camps, three-month Beauty Salon training had kicked off on July 18, 2018 at Bu May village near to Thae Chaung IDP camp in Sittwe. The training was funded by Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR). It was formally inaugurated by the Thae Chaung IDP camp Administrator and representative from Department of Social Welfare (DSW). CMC leaders, member of livelihood committees, and LWF staffs were attended the opening ceremony.

A total of 10 women/girls are participated in the training representing Kaung Doke Khar-1 IDP Camp, Kaung Doke Khar-1 Muslim host, Thae Chaung IDP Camp, Thae Chaung Muslim host and Thae Chaung Rakhine host, out of them, 9 from Muslims and 1 from Rakhine communities.

The primary objective of the training is to enhance dignified life of women by creating income and self-employment opportunities through their Beauty Salon business. Additionally, it also contributes to develop peace and harmony among IDPs and hosts specially between Rakhine and Muslims through this effort.

The practical training classes were conducted by the trainer and also ensure attendance of the participants in daily basis frequent follow-up by the project staff. The entire sessions delivered in to Muslim language with plenty of practical sessions with hand books for the participants.

Each participant assigned to keep up to date the learning materials/ toolkits, hand books and ensure attendance systematically.


The trainer said ‘‘some of participants are doing practices themselves even in the off-time’’.


The beauty salon training session has begun with basic level on how to use scissors, combs and how to trim the hair and so on with lesson books and practice. Gradually, they are learning from basic to advance level to build their confidence and diversifying the services to the customers.


‘‘We are very much enjoying to learn all aspects of beautician works with sufficient training materials/ toolkits, now, we don’t care about time”, Ms. Row Mi Nar says. She expressed sincere thanks to LWF and CLWR for this training and supports which will be the turning point for her life to become self-employed.


 LWF with the financial support from CLWR provided beauty salon toolkits consists of doll of heads, combs, bobby pins and scissors to carry-out sufficient practical exercise. LWF project staffs are frequently monitoring the training sessions to ensure its effectiveness and learning by the participants. We will provide tool box to each participant at the end of the training as business start-up supports.