[Photo below is of my 8 year old daughter with made up eye brows on Friday, at a practical cosmetic makeup training workshop venue for youths that she and her 11 year old sister 11 have been attending since the start of the past week ending Fri 24th March 2017]
To make this possible for them, I’ve (VERY gladly) given up my normal work-from-home routine to take them down DAILY to attend what has been the first week of a 2 week long practical training workshop in Cosmetic Makeup and Gele Tying, here in Lagos.
They bought their own makeup tool kit on their very first day, and we’ve since connected with some “vendor” outlet to replenish their “stocks”.
It’s been so fulfilling to see my girls work closely with much older females from all walks of life, as they learnt to “draw” brows, using eye liner pencil, then apply eye shadow with contouring etc.
The excitement in their eyes all through the event each day, and when they eagerly, continue practising on themselevs HOURS after we return home in the evening/night makes me feel so fulfilled.
It’s obvious that their hearts are in it – just like they have demonstrated unending passion for baking all sorts of lovely stuff (e.g Pizza, Bread, Cakes, Chin-Chin, Cookies etc) using their trademark No-OVen Charcoal Stove method! (See photos of their baking projects at https://web.facebook.com/TemiandOluomasCharcoalStoveBaking/)
Next week, they will be learning how to apply lipstick, and other remaining aspects of cosmetic makeup. Then they’ll end with the last few day learning hoe to tie some exciting styles of Gele lol!
Suggestion to Parents: I’ve said it before,and I’ll say it again – Find out what your kid’s passion(s) is (are), and WORK with him/her to develop it (them) to income generating proficiency level. It’s the best gift you can give your child!!!!!
PS: Photos and videos coming soon.