In a newly launched project geared towards benefiting female drug users in Mombasa, anti- drug organisation Reachout Centre Trust has launched a beauty training and therapy center in Old town Mombasa.
The project spearheaded by the Organisation’s Programs manager Faizah Hamid will directly benefit female drug users with firsthand experience in beauty and therapy and who will finally initiate their own income generating projects.
Ms. Hamid said that the training will focus more on female drug users who are being assisted to disentangle themselves from drug addiction.
She said that the Global fund, Kenya Red Cross Society and Reachout Centre Trust funded project will enable female drug user train as beauty experts and well equipped to initiate their own income generating projects.
Ms. Hamid revealed that female drug users through the project will be brought closer to counselors hence assisted out of the drug addiction.
[Reachout Centre Trust Programs Manager Faizah Hamid ‘making up’ a female drug user during the launch of ‘Beauty corner’ a beauty training centre for female drug users. Photo/Tom Fondo].
“They will not only be equipped with various beauty therapy skills but alsol undergo the beauty therapy themselves, this will instill a sense of humanity they lost through drug addiction,” noted Ms. Hamid.
She said that most female drug users have lost the human sense and self esteem thus why such programs were inevitable in enabling them realize their humanity.
“The Global fund, Kenya Red Cross Society, Reachout Centre Trust funded project will play a greater role in beauty therapy and counseling,” noted Ms. Hamid.
She said the continuous project will enable female drug users meet beauty experts from ‘Rizfar beauty college’ who will provide intensive training and practical sessions to all the female drug users receiving health, counseling and basic hygiene services from Reachout Centre Trust.
Some of the beneficiaries among them Faiza Jalal, a recovering female drug user applauded the new move to equip female drug users with skills that will enable them become self dependant.
“’Beauty corner’ is a step to the right direction of ensuring female drug users are engaged into constructive activities that will make them self reliance after their rehabilitation programs, ” noted Ms. Jalal.