Vocational training for young people in the tourism sector

Country: 
Burundi
Region: 
Bujumbura
Project Duration: 
20/02/2015
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
HOPE'87
Project Description: 

HOPE'87 Burundi took part in a training project, together with the Burundian National Tourist Office, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and the General Directorate of the Ministry of Education, with funding from the International Tourist Organisation and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. This project's purpose was to build capacity amongst youth and young women in the tourism industry. The training lasted for six months and resulted in successful candidates being trained on how to be skilled hotel personnel in high quality hotels and restaurants of Bujumbura. At the end of the training, the trainees received a certificate under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Trade and Tourism, experts from the Belgian Development Cooperation and the representative of the Tourism Sector of Bujumbura. The participating hotels and restaurants awarded contracts for employment to the most successful trainees.