In 2010 we began a long-term partnership with Wella, with the aim to transform the lives of vulnerable young people through hairdressing training, mentoring and life skills education.
Beginning in Brazil, the programme has now also worked with young people in Romania and in 2015 expanded to Vietnam. Since 2010 together we have empowered more than 32,000 young people to fulfil their rights and realise their potential.
Currently the programme focuses its support in Vietnam and by working with Unicef Vietnam and local partners we are supporting vulnerable young people through vocational and life skills training. Through Wella’s support they will also benefit from improved child protection services which will identify and support child victims of neglect, abuse, trafficking and exploitation.
The WELLA-UNICEF MAKING WAVES partnership also offers Wella hairdressers the opportunity to share their creativity and passion for hair with young people through a two week mentoring programme in Vietnam. Covering key hairdressing skills the students have the chance to learn new vocational skills and improve their employment prospects for the future.
By working in collaboration, sharing our skills and expertise, the WELLA-UNICEF MAKING WAVES partnership is helping young people transform their lives and helping them have access to the opportunities they deserve.