I am going to Cambodia to volunteer at a non profit group that helps girls whom are rescued out of the sex trade. We are teaching them hairdressing so they can have a career. While these students are in school with us they receive a living wage , therapy and housing. The organization is called Justice & Soul, the education facility is Kate Karopi salon. I am going for two months as a volunteer& I'm super excited. Please help offset my travel and living cost by donating money. I will be helping these survivors I hope you can help me.
What started as an idea discussed over a cup of coffee five years ago blossomed into a full day of salon "practice" appointments for the soft opening in July. Kate Korpi Salon has become Cambodia's premier hair salon, where students learn cosmetology and professional workplace skills from expert trainers from around the globe (thats me).
The Kate Korpi Salon has been developed and is managed by the non-profit Justice & Soul Foundation. The salon has been built thanks to several fundraising efforts, including a successful Fashion SOULstice event held in April that raised just over $47,000. The teaching salon was established to provide its students with the fundamentals of cosmetology (hair, skin, nails, and makeup). Students attending the school include survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk for sexual exploitation. They do not pay tuition, but are instead awarded scholarships. The program also includes a compensation plan for the students so that they can begin experiencing sustainable financial independence while learning this valuable trade.
The Justice & Soul Foundation works closely with local non-profits to ensure students have access to qualified therapists to address the trauma experienced by the victims while providing problem-solving and life skills necessary for independence and a full transition. A modified version of the Pivot Point cosmetology curriculum, which has been generously donated,is being used with special consideration given to the education levels of the students.
The Justice & Soul Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the sexual exploitation of youth and children globally as well as the restoration of the survivors. Through the Founders' shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and, after several years of research, planning and interviews, they are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses the ongoing effects of sex trafficking.
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