FROM A LIVELIHOOD PROJECT TO A SKIN CARE SCHOOL
La Manille School of Esthetics was the brainchild of a Filipino New York-licensed Esthetician, Ms. Sylvia Cancio whose goal was to enable Filipinos who work in the beauty industry to become at par with those Estheticians in New York, Paris, London, and in other cities in the world where beauty and skin care is a much sought-after career.
The idea of establishing this school originated from an event of Gawad Kalinga in New York, U.S.A. which Ms. Cancio had attended. She learned that GK has started a livelihood project for skin care products that contain natural produce from the lands tilted by GK villagers. It was at this point that she thought of helping GK tenants by giving them education on skin care through a scholarship program.
La Manille Esthetics School was established in January 2011 by Ms. Cancio who worked in tandem with Ms. Seven Brown, a Grooming and Beauty Director, a Premier Skin Care Educator in New York, a winner of Excellence in Education Award, and recognized internationally as an ITEC Tutor and Beauty Specialist.
THE 1ST ITEC ESTHETIC SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES
La Manille School of Esthetics and Wellness is the first and only premier esthetics school in the Philippines that provides students with in depth knowledge of the beauty industry while preparing them for their own business.
La Manille aims to convey the top caliber education that New York schools represent and bring it to the Philippines. As the first school of its kind in the country, La Manille aims to produce graduates who are not only thoroughly prepared to enter the field of esthetics but also business savvy.
To commit in ensuring its position as a leader in skin care education through development of innovative national and international education programs that prepare graduates to meet the needs of the society.
To commit and create an academic center for excellence that is in partnership with its community, fostering a spirit of scholarly teaching and striving for the advancement of excellence in health sciences education. To provide state of the art, culturally relevant teachings, and excellent curriculum tailored in today’s society and needs, and contribute to the health of the community through professional and public service.
To provide national and international education programs that are excellent and innovative. We model an orientation action, responsibility and collaboration as professional and organizational values. We sustain a climate conducive to optimal learning and professional development for students, faculty and staff. We develop strategic partnerships within health care organizations, consumer groups, industries and governments.