Wednesday, April 9, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: For over 9 years, the MAMAS program short for ‘Mujeres Ayudandando a Mujeres asusperase’ has been a major productive haven for women of all ages and backgrounds.
And for 16 young women, honing their skills in the art and science of beauty is a trade always in demand. Stephanie Avilez travels once a week from San Pedro Ambergris Caye to attend classes.
And Lucianni Solis who hails from Sarteneja are testaments that they have the enthusiasm needed to succeed in life. Cosmetology instructor, Aurora Cal, says the group has been evolving over the years.
Choices are plentiful and growth potential is nearly limitless with cosmetology careers. Cal says the possibilities for creating a feel-good career are equally inspiring for these women.
Since its inception in January of 2005, the MAMAS Group program has taught hundreds of girls and young women skills that enable them to provide for themselves and their families. Presently, it is proving to be very effective.
Approximately 500 women from various backgrounds, status and cultures have acquired a skill from cake decorating to sewing.
Some of the other roles you could train for include; barbering, sewing and cake decorating.
The Group Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres A Superarse which is short for (MAMAS) is the brain child of Ophelia Novelo.
So far, the program has helped approximately 500 women from across Belize learn a trade and be self-sufficient and maintain their families.
Past graduating students have opened their own small business with the skills they have acquired.
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