Posted: 21 Nov 2013 02:41 PM PST
Kuala Lumpur, 20 November 2013: The three celebrities brought their expertise and personal resources together in an effort to uplift the spirits of female refugee students, by conducting a workshop aimed to celebrate women empowerment. The event took place on 19 November in Fugee School.
Tiz Zaqyah & Deborah Henry conducting their presentation on skin and hygiene
The workshop was attended by Somalian refugees aged 14 to 17, and kicked off with a presentation on skin and hygiene by Deborah Henry and Tiz Zaqyah. Sharing tips and tricks on how to look after their skin, Tiz said, "The aim for us was to educate these girls on how important hygiene is towards maintaining their skin. I am a strong believer that we can all care for our skin naturally without having to spend a fortune."
Actress Diana Danielle and Harveen Dhaliwal, co-founders of Luxuria Cosmetics conducted the second segment of the workshop which highlighted the correct techniques of makeup application and educated the girls on which cosmetics best suited their skin. The girls were also given the chance to apply those techniques on themselves and their peers.
Diana Danielle applying Luxuria Cosmetics on a student during her make-up tutorial
In line with the recent launch of fashion accessories to add to their broad selection of products, Lazada.com.my sponsored scarves by Padieka Raccolta and hosted a hijab tutorial segment for the girls where Lazada Malaysia's representative, Aaliyah Soraya had demonstrated a few in-trend styles.
Refugee student, Yasmin taking part in the make-up tutorial session
"Based on religious and cultural practices that the girls have been brought up with, we thought this would be a great chance to empower them with stylish ways of wearing their hijab and instil confidence in them," said Deborah. The girls were also given a chance to take part in a hijab beauty contest, where models included none other than Deborah Henry, Tiz Zaqyah and Diana Danielle took part.
Deborah Henry participating in the hijab beauty contest as a model
Hijab models from left: Tiz Zaqyah, Harveen Dhaliwal, Deborah Henry, Diana Danielle, and Anahita Nishaburi
KL Calling, an upcoming Youth Movement documented the day's activities with a five-man crew. The group hopes to raise awareness on female and youth empowerment by broadcasting such events on Social Media platforms such as YouTube and Instagram.
Aaliyah Soraya and Somalian students with a new look after the hijab tutorial segment
The day ended with gift bags given out to the girls including shirts and daily essential toiletries by KL Calling, motivational notebooks and make up kits from Luxuria Cosmetics, as well as schooling stationary by Lazada Malaysia.
From left: Shafie Mohamed (Principal of Fugee School), Harveen Dhaliwal (co-founder of Luxuria Cosmetics), Diana Danielle (Actress & co-founder of Luxuria Cosmetics), Tiz Zaqyah (Actress & member of KL Calling), Deborah Henry (Former Miss Malaysia & co-founder of Fugee School), Anahita Nishaburi (PR manager, Lazada Malaysia), Aaliyah Soraya (Social Media exec, Lazada Malaysia). Back Row: Somalian Refugee Students of Fugee School
About Fugee School
Founded in 2009 by Deborah Henry and Shikeen Halibullah, Fugee School (www.fugeeschool.com) educates over 100 Somali refugee children currently living in Malaysia. Fulfilling the children's right to an education, to learn in a fun and safe environment free from discrimination. The Fugee School focuses on the holistic development and growth of each child. The school offers facilities that enhance the children's academic, creative and physical learning.
Lazada (www.lazada.com.my) is Malaysia's largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Social Media, Lazada Malaysia
Tel: +60 12 232 0333
Luxuria Cosmetics (www.LuxuriaCosmetics.com) is an all-natural, cruelty free makeup line developed by Harveen Dhaliwal and Diana Danielle. Luxuria Cosmetics gives you high quality affordable cosmetics. The cosmetics line offers natural and skin-friendly formulated foundations, mascara, lipsticks and more. Luxuria Cosmetics provides women of all ages with a make-up line they can trust to be ethical that brings out women's natural beauty.
About KL Calling:
#KLCALLING (http://klcalling.com) is an independent, neutral, borderless and inclusive movement intended to build up strong confidence and positive attitude amongst today's youth. The group aims to bring in the important essence of acceptance, acknowledgment and recognition amongst its followers and positive reactions towards positive factors. Their intention is to create ripples to waves through a series of consistent viral and social FUN campaigns.
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