MCAST Gozo students give free hair & beauty treatments
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MCAST Gozo Centre’s hairdressing students and staff, in collaboration with the Xewkija Local Council, recently treated local women to free hair and beauty treatments to raise funds in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.
Under the guidance of their lecturers, 14 students currently enrolled in MCAST’s hairdressing courses in Gozo offered free treatments to 45 local women.
In addition, the participants were also pampered with free beauty treatments sponsored by the Xewkija Local Council. Through this initiative, these women also had an opportunity to obtain information on the various full-time and part-time lifelong learning training opportunities available at MCAST’s centres in Xaghra and Xewkija.
Dr. Monica Vella, the Mayor of Xewkija, explained that “we embarked on this initiative to give women in our locality the opportunity to take a break from their daily routine and spend some time in a relaxing environment. These services were offered for free, but all participants were asked to donate money in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. The women who attended this event and the students welcomed this initiative and we are looking forward to organising similar events in the near future.” The Mayor thanked MCAST and the companies and individuals who sponsored the event.
Mr. Godwin Grech, director of MCAST’s Gozo Centre added that this event provided students with another practical training opportunity in their area of study, an experience which will surely help them once they start working in this sector. “More importantly, through such voluntary initiatives we are helping our students develop into caring individuals who actively contribute to the welfare of our society.”
MCAST is this year organising several volunteer events for its students and staff to commemorate its 10th anniversary. MCAST Gozo Centre students have recently spent a day in Malta to help the Floriana Community Mental Health Services in the renovation of its day centre and clinic.