Nafasi–Opportunity Society is focussed on utilizing Canadian expertise along with that of local partners to deliver vocational-entrepreneurship education to young adult women in Tanzania who would not have the opportunity without financial assistance.  

Vocational entrepreneurship education combines skilled trades training with business education to create maximum opportunities for women in starting up small businesses and shops within their home country or gaining employment within established enterprises. 

Through consultation and meetings with our partner, The Open University of Tanzania, representatives of The Vocation Education and Training Authority of Tanzania (VETA) and The Canadian High Commission, the hairdressing trade was carefully chosen for opportunity.

The program foundation was designed with expertise from Canada and Tanzania and is delivered by our partner, The Open University of Tanzania and Vocation Education Training Authority (VETA).

Pictured: Scholarship Recipients and the Students of the Class of 2017

This class of students utilized the 2016 updated curriculum which is now referred to as "Basic Technician Certificate in Hair and Beauty".

It consists of 12 modules:  Basics of Hair Dressing, Skin Care Skills, Nail Care Skills,  Introduction to General Science for Hair & Beauty, Professional Image in Hair & Beauty, Basic Business Communications Skills, Introduction to Body Massage Techniques, Basics of Hygiene & Sanitation, Elementary Business Management, Introduction to Cross-cutting Issues, Application of ICT in Salon Management and a Field Attachment for practical learning and experience.