Ever heard of the phrase, ‘look good, feel good’? It’s common knowledge that looking nice on the outside has to ability to make you feel great on the inside. Knowing this, our Didik-Kasih EduCare Program recipient Syara Syahira decided to given the children from Rumah Lagenda a free cut and style, while teaching them how to take care of their hair.
Didik-Kasih, a project under Great Vision Charity Association (GVCA), gives a monthly allowance as well as one-off aid to deserving students like Syara to pursue their tertiary education.
Syara, nine other volunteers and three directors used the premises of Kingswright Hair Academy on the 23rd of February 2019 to give the kids stylish hair cuts that suited their faces, and treated them like royalty. While the kids seemed shy at first, they beamed with pride when they looked at their freshly cut and newly styled hair.
With all Didik-Kasih recipients having to run an event for a disadvantaged group in order to learn the importance of giving back to the community, Syara decided to teach children about hair and scalp management. While it is something most of us take for granted, your hair is your crowning glory, and needs to be given proper care.
While she was passionate about her event, she did come across certain challenges. “I was scared to talk in front of people and having to speak English!” said Syara, but with the help of her friends she was able to pull it off without much hassle.
Syara also added that this event not only helped her improve at handling an event, but also got better in terms of styling hair and that it would help her with the customers she would have in the future.
Many of the event’s volunteers, who were Syara’s friends, were grateful for the opportunity to work on their hairstyling skills. “We were able to improve our skills, and make a change by cutting hair,” said one of the volunteers.
Needless to say, the children went back with a confidence boost that day. “Thank you for cutting [our] hair and making us so happy!” said one of them enthusiastically.
A GVCA representative who was at the event also stated that Didik-Kasih was taking in new recipients, with the hope that they will like Syara learn how to give as generously as they have been able to receive.