Motivated by the desire to change negative perceptions and the negative portrayals of their school on social media, students from the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home and twenty (20) students of the Barataria North Secondary School jumped at the opportunity to use their newfound skills acquired from an NPMC-sponsored six (6) week Barbering programme at the home/school, to give free haircuts to the residents of the Memisa Centre in Arima. Trained in basic barbering techniques by Donald James, of the Professional Barbering School, the students all eagerly embraced the opportunity to give back to those in need.
Barbering Programme Supports Students in making a CLEAN CUT.
Recognising that some students thrive outside of the classroom environment, NPMC sought to collaborate with the schools through this Barbering Programme to give the students a taste of life outside of the classroom and allow them to bridge the gap between education and future employment. The success of this venture has opened the door for a wider Company-sponsored programme that will inspire and deliver practical skills to youth who are motivated by learning that’s linked to an occupation and real experiences.