Posted on November 29, 2017

NAMA Center, one of Qatar Foundation for Social Work’s (QFSW) affiliated Centers, celebrated today the graduation of the seventh batch of students from the Qatar International Beauty Academy (Tajmeel), a Nama institution, who have completed all the requirements of the programs they enrolled in, and received professional certifications that qualify them to practice a leading role in the labor market, and leverage the skills and knowledge they acquired to build a prosperous future for themselves and their community.

The event, which was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center, marked the graduation of 58 female students enrolled in the Academy’s various programs, including 26 Qatari students. The ceremony included several segments where, in addition to highlighting the achievements made during the year, the Academy’s partnerships in this sector of business were also announced.

On this occasion, Ms. Maryam Bint Abdullatif Al-Mannai, Acting Executive Manager of NAMA Center, said: “I would like to express my pride in this wonderful constellation of graduates of the Qatar International Beauty Academy, who have demonstrated their unique talent and strong will to succeed for a stable life and a bright future. Now that they have acquired the knowledge, training and certification, they are prepared to launch their careers and prove their ability to compete in Qatar’s beauty services sector.”

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She added: “Tajmeel, which started as an elusive dream surrounded by many challenges, has proved its great ability to attract talents and perform well and has established its presence and reputation in the community, as its establishment has had a pioneering role in changing the stereotypical view of the cosmetics industry. This had a positive impact on boosting the number of students enrolled in the Academy and the good results achieved, especially among the target group of the professional development programs and the change in their perception of the cosmetics industry as well as its importance and ability to be a fertile ground to attract talent and develop proficiency in different arts, as well as to create jobs in many areas including owning beauty centers.”

The role of the Academy was not limited to professional development, as its most notable achievement was the implementation of a health and safety system for the cosmetics industry. The Academy also had a distinguished community contribution by supporting the authorities concerned at the Ministry of Labor in monitoring this sensitive sector which deals with physical health, thereby becoming an important player in the process of professional accreditation and capacity building in the areas of health, safety and other professional fields.

It is worth mentioning that the Qatar International Beauty Academy (Tajmeel), which was founded by NAMA Center in 2009, is promoting professionalism in the field of cosmetics as well as its compatibility with international quality standards. The Academy provides a range of training courses in different cosmetic fields, according to international and academic standards, that have been developed with the aim of developing the target groups’ capacities and giving them the ability to acquire the profession and integrate into the labor market while working at beauty centers. The programs have been welcomed by those who wish to work in the areas of professional cosmetics, which are required in the fields of media and movie-making, as well as by small business owners in the cosmetics industry and those aspiring to establish beauty centers.

The Academy awards an International Diploma Certificate from CIDESCO as well as long-term and short-term professional courses in specific fields. Courses range from several months to two years, as well as short courses and workshops aimed at developing personal or non-professional cosmetic skills. Students who wish to develop and enhance their qualifications through advanced training can choose from a number of additional advanced courses offered by Tajmeel Academy.

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Tajmeel Academy is Qatar’s first vocational training center to offer internationally recognized beauty therapy qualifications, including ITEC-accredited diplomas and CIBTAC certification offered by the International Therapy Examination Council, in addition to accredited certificates by the City & Guilds British Council and the prestigious CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty.

NAMA Center, one of QFSW’s affiliated Centers, was established in 1996 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser with the desire to achieve human and social development in the State. The Center aims to provide a stimulating environment that contributes to investing in the potential and creativity of youth, as well as to meet their needs and aspirations as partners in civil work, while exploring the best opportunities and innovating to lead the renaissance of their communities.

"By youth and with youth, we shape our stances toward Qatar"

Since 2013, the center has been working under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW). NAMA is a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Arab Network for NGOs, and the World Family Organization (WFO).

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