Education is a basic human right, and yet millions of women and girls worldwide continue to be denied access to this basic need. Without the means to read and write, their chances of taking charge of their own destiny and making a positive impact within their community is abysmal. To help put an end to this vicious cycle, Clé de Peau Beauté has established a philanthropic program called the Power of Radiance which aims to “give radiance back to the world by supporting advocates of education and their causes by honouring their message and the impact of their work.”
The premier luxury skincare and makeup brand from Shiseido Cosmetics made this important announcement during an event held in Tokyo that was hosted by the brand’s Global Ambassador, Felicity Jones. During this inaugural event, the brand revealed the program’s first-ever award recipient: Muzoon Almellehan, the youngest and first person with official refugee status to be selected as an Ambassador for UNICEF.
In 2013, Muzoon fled the conflict in Syria along with her family and spent three years in a refugee camp in Jordan. It was during those perilous years that she began advocating for children’s access to education by venturing into each tent at the camp to persuade other families to let their daughters attend classes. She and her family were eventually resettled in the United Kingdom, and Muzoon has since made it her life’s mission to ensure that other girls like her get to stay in school.
“Education is the most potent equalizer of opportunity. And for nations, investing in quality education for children and young people creates the foundation for more peaceful and prosperous families, communities and economies. I will never stop speaking out for those whose voices have been silenced for too long, until every child is in school and learning.”
The Power of Radiance program aims to empower women and children through the gift of knowledge and learning. Recipients of the program will receive a grant that can be donated to a cause of their choice. For more details on the program, visit www.cledepeau-beaute.com