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Do you dream of giving best beard trims and pro hair cuts? If you do, then this opportunity could be for you. Image: Supplied.

Young people is the Free State are invited by two businessmen in Bloemfontein to submit their motivational letters for an opportunity to study towards an international course worth over R11 000 in May 2017.

Entrepreneur Roberto Groats says he and Felix Mokoena from Shout Out Loud, a non-profit organization (NPO), are focused on changing the lives of young people in the Free State.

They aim to offer one young person in the province a chance to study two courses in men’s grooming. “In many of our communities, we have businessmen and women operating in the informal sector. With this course, we want to take it up a notch and give someone the opportunity to also tap into formal markets and operate in good neighborhoods. We want them to show community members and others that it’s possible to have a thriving salon or barber shop with commercial interests.”

Mokoena, whose NPO has strong ties with the Bloemfontein Celtics Football Club and power utility Centlec, says meeting Groats made him realize that opportunities for young people in the beauty industry, particularly men’s grooming, are underutilized. “Since our mandate at Shout Out Loud is to develop communities, we intend to develop one deserving person in this sector and we hope through this platform we will be able to develop more and more young people,” Mokoena says.

The two courses will be based on “Hot Shave Towel” and “Barbering” at Qualitas College in Bloemfontein. The course content promises to equip the prize recipient with info about leading trends in men’s grooming that will enable them to be sought after barbers and businessmen in this sector.

Those interested are encouraged to send a 250-word essay motivating why they should be chosen for this opportunity to shoutout051@gmail.com. Entrants can also WhatsApp their motivational messages to 072-644-8105 or go to the ShoutOut 051 Facebook page and inbox their motivational letters. Entries close on 04 May 2017 and registrations must be done before 08 May 2017 when the course commences.

The winner should be able to come to Bloemfontein for the duration of their courses and the two organizations accept no responsibility for providing the winner with transport, food, and accommodation. The courses will be held from 8 to 10 May 2017 and also from 29 May to 2 June 2017.

Pulane Choane- Courant News