Sunday, June 14, 2009

L'Oréal behind grooming classes for the visually impaired

Academy-award winning actress, Sophia Lauren once said that nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.

Helping to firm up this belief among the most vulnerable and forgotten local communities across the globe is L’Oréal, as it marks its 100th anniversary as an occasion that is geared towards making the world a more beautiful place.

So 100 charity projects in 100 countries were launched in a declaration of L’Oréal’s commitment to solidarity.

At home, L’Oréal Singapore partnered Lighthouse School and the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) on Thursday to launch the Touching Colours project.

The project aims to impart independent life skills in the area of personal grooming to visually impaired individuals through customised skin care, make-up, hair care and hair styling workshops.

As teaching the visually handicapped requires specific skills, L’Oréal experts have trained the Special Education Teachers of the Lighthouse School who will impart the grooming skills to the participants of the Touching Colours project.

The modular workshop programme for students from Lighthouse School and adult clients of SAVH will focus on skincare, make-up and hairstyling.

Under the skincare module, students will be taught about understanding skin and different skin types, the importance of personal hygiene and grooming, and how to address various common skin problems.

For the make-up module, they will learn more about the bone structure, colour symbolism, how to use make-up to enhance features, make-up techniques and tips for the visually impaired.

And for the last module on haircare and styling, they will learn to understand different scalp and hair types and how to care for them, exploring different styles that suit different face shapes, how to choose from a wide range of styling products and how to create the desired effect.

Principal of Lighthouse School, Mr. Koh Poh Kwang, said: “Even though my students are visually handicapped, they too want to look good and feel good, and to be accepted. I believe that knowing how to take care of their appearances can only help them to boost their self-confidence. In addition, I believe that they will enjoy these workshops and benefit from them.”

The workshop kits, sponsored by L’Oréal Singapore will be made accessible to the participants in Braille.

S$40,000 which was raised through the efforts of L’Oréal employees in various internal activities will be used to kick-start the Touching Colours project.


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