Saying goodbye to my girls was so hard. They are more than just my students. I know their children. I have been to their homes and met their families. They are my friends. As much as I wish I could stay with them, I know its time for them to fly in their own. Teacher Ann is ready to take over and lead these women to success. I couldn’t be more proud of them. Six months from now, they will graduate with a certificate from Missions Of Hope International which will open so many doors for each of them.
Learning how to do hair means more than making a man or woman look good. It means far more than just having a job. It means being able to provide a living for their families with dignity. It means not having to rely on those who want to exploit them for an income. For these 13 women, it means being empowered.
“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear, but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
Photography: Logan Cole