The gift of life-changing training
Since 2016, Davines has supported the Education for Life project by Intercoiffure Mondial, the international association known for bringing together the best hairdressing professionals. Education for Life operates in the world’s most disadvantaged areas to offer free hairdressing training courses to young people facing hunger, violence, crime and drugs and young war victims. The challenge is to give them a fresh perspective through skilled instruction that can, in the future, open the doors to an honest and rewarding profession, in line with the project’s guiding principle: “You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” Founded in 2004 as a pilot project in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Education for Life continues to exist thanks to the donations of those who believe in the long-term value of education. In 2019 Davines continued to support the project with financial donations, concretely supporting the launch of training courses in six places around the world: Ukraine, Romania, Bosnia, South Africa, Uruguay and India. Additionally, South African distributor Complete Hairdressing supported the local Christel House school project in Johannesburg.
- € 50,000 donated by Davines to support the Education for Life project.
- 7 training projects supported thanks to Davines: two schools in Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine; the Kinderzukunft project in Timișoara, Romania and in Selo Mira, Bosnia; the Christel House school in Johannesburg, South Africa; a school project in Uruguay; a school project in India.
- 481 students trained with Davines’ support.