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Tresor Rare $2,500 donation helps women go back to school

As summer break ends, beauty franchise Tresor Rare Bahamas is assisting unlikely students with going back to school after many years on break, with a $2,500 donation to Zonta Club of New Providence’s (ZCNP) efforts to help unemployed women pursue higher education.

It was a decision made after the two organizations teamed up over the summer for ZCNP’s annual Workforce Readiness Program (WRP) for unemployed women, which inspired the franchise to pledge its support to the three-week initiative, which ended with a scholarship to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and several certification courses awarded to some of the 18 women enrolled in this year’s program.

“We are committed to uplifting the community in every way that we can,” said Latetia Scott-Sands, managing director of Tresor Rare. “Our stores are not only focused on creating a strong business where Bahamians are able to thrive but to also build a better world and assist in building a better Bahamas wherever we can lend assistance.

“It’s very important in our long-term goals that these ingredients which make both our brand and community strong be linked together in a recipe for success so that we continue to grow here in The Bahamas in all aspects.”

During the month-long July program at BTVI, the selected participants were exposed to a blended style of learning, including practicum, on the job training as well as formal presentations by industry experts.

Tresor’s executives hosted a beauty session during the program, teaching the ladies about skin care and employment opportunities at the company.

It’s a lesson that 2018 scholarship recipient Nadia Moss felt empowered her and her fellow classmates even further.

“Their presentation made us feel more confident, empowered and motivated to put our best foot forward,” she said. “It’s awesome to know that they support not only helping out with outer beauty, but inner beauty as well.

“They are working towards the whole of boosting self-confidence and beauty, putting me in a position of empowerment that I am so grateful for.”

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