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Quincy Salon owner heads to Bangladesh to open beauty school

"In this world there are people find ways to share the things that they love. Sue Canavan loves being a hair designer and now she’s heading to Bangladesh to share that love with other women.

For nearly a decade Canavan has owned and operated Aura Salon in Quincy. In September she and other local cosmetologists will be heading to the Home of Joy orphanage in Khulna, Bangladesh.

Once there they will help to set up a cosmetology school for the young women who live in the orphanage.

Canavan and the other cosmetologists will be working through a charity called Friends of the World Charitable Trust, which was founded by Sandra Ishmael of Quincy’s Allure Spa.

By teaching these women the knowledge she has attained in her profession Canavan believes she will help these woman gain a skill that is highly sought in their homeland.

"There is actually a high demand for cosmetology services in Bangladesh," Canavan said.

"With support from the Trust and through local fundraising, these orphans will learn a trade that will enable them to earn a decent living in a country where at least 40 percent of the people live in poverty."

Canavan is married to Joseph Canavan who directs Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti’s Triad program, which links senior citizens with local police and fire departments and councils on aging to learn about helpful programs such as Project Lifesaver and Yellow Dot programs and "Are You OK?"

To help raise funds for the travel expenses and purchase the necessary equipment will be holding a fundraiser called "An Evening at Alba’s for the Home of Joy Orphanage."

The event will feature a cocktail reception (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres as well as door prizes and a silent auction."

This article was first published on patriotledger.com.