How far would you go to say sorry?
This is my personal story about CHAIN PROJECT.
In 2014 I was rude to a person in India, I did not meet or know this person. Our contact was by e-mail only for professional reasons. But the moment I realized how rude I was I felt guilty and not comfortable at all. Realizing my rudeness, I purchased a ticket to India, met the person to whom I was rude. I apologized and as an apology I offered to teach underprivileged boys and girls "The basics of Haircutting." With help of my clients, friends and family we offered to each student a Hairdressing kit, so they can start to work for themselves.
I was very sure as it was my first and last time in India, after all I just want to pay my deed. But after my first visit I experienced some of the most precious gifts of life.
Learn to respect and be respected.
Learn to forgive and be forgiven.
Learn to give and to take.
And to experience some of the most mysterious happy smiles, full of humility and gratitude, I decided to follow in 2016 the last words of my partner before he passed away: Carlita, don't give up on your project.
I went back to India for my second time and last time, I thought, but in the meantime in 2016 I was invited to give a speech about my life and the project in India, at that moment I realized that I had a thing - my, so called, Project.
I was scared and in denial about the Project. I won an award for my speech. When back to the Netherlands, I was happy but confused.
I decided to give up on my Project and not visit India anymore, but in 2017 I received and invitation to represent the Netherlands once again at a conference in India. There were invited 3000 guests and speakers representing 120 countries. After my speech I was shocked to hear my name once again to receive another award.
Yet I was in denial of my care and love for India. When I was back in the Netherlands I decided to once again stop with this so called Project of Carla Horta.
But my clients, friends and family keep supporting me and asking me about the project and asking me to not give up.
Finally I decided to take a big step in my life... and embrace my Love, Care, Respect and involvement with India and my project.
CHAIN Was born.
My goal is to visit India once a year, each time a different state and village to teach underprivileged boys and girls who are eager to learn my profession, give them the chance to be respected and accepted in society and make a change from poverty to profitable business leaders.
This is just a glimpse of my story, the CHAIN PROJECT.
If you want to know more about this story/project, feel free to contact me.
We are a team born from recognizing a mistake, and turn it into a successful leadership.
We give a chance of skill recognition to the unprivileged strong individuals who are hungry as you are for a chance to change the world in a recognized respectful way.
We believe in every underprivileged individual who is willing to become and represent successful vision of a better world.
Our goal is to have an academy for the underprivileged boy and girls in every village , who dream big with a big positive vision, who believe in their own capabilities to improve the world.
Who we are
My goal is to visit India once a year, each time a different state and village to teach underprivileged boys and girls who are eager to learn basics of haircutting, communication skills, self confidence strategies to give them the chance to be respected and accepted in society and make a change from poverty to profitable business leaders.
Students are willing to tell about their progress themselves, no strings attached.