Empowering Children with New Skills
Jesus Christ is saving children rescued in India from the sin and shame they've experienced because of the sex trade. He's drawing children of sex workers to Himself and making His Name glorious among the peoples of East India as a result.
As part of this important work, the Rescuing Children Project houses the children of sex workers at the parents' request to give these kids a safe place to live. This ministry exists first and foremost to share the Good News about Jesus with the kids, then to counsel them so they can experience freedom from the effects of the background they grew up in, and then discipling them as they grow into mature believers. But as the Rescuing Children Project does this primary work, they want to empower the children with academic and vocational skills so that they can support themselves financially after growing up and leaving the home to live on their own.
That's why the project invited a certified beautician to visit the homes once a week for six months to work with some of the girls. This beautician taught the girls techniques such as manicure, pedicure, facial, bleaching, hair styling, makeup, shaping of the eyebrows, and upper lip waxing. They received both theoretical and hands-on training. After the training was over, the girls had to pass an exam in order to receive their certificates. All of the girls passed!
I liked the training. It was helpful because I can get a job with the knowledge I gained. Thank you for this opportunity!
These girls will now move ahead to practice their new skills and seek new ventures that, we pray, will blossom into careers for each of them.