19 Graduate with certificates in Tourism & Hospitality
Between July 2019 to February 2020, Development Aid for People to People (DAPP) Malawi in partnership with Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) through Humana People to People Italia implemented a hospitality and tourism training project at DAPP Chilangoma Teacher Training College in Blantyre. The project was implemented with support from the Malawi government through the Technical, Entrepreneur and Vocational Education Training (TEVETA)
On 6th March, 19 students, 17 girls and 2 boys graduated with certificates in Hospitality and Tourism. Presiding over the graduation ceremony was Mr. Jordan Banda, TEVETA Senior Training Program Specialist-Informal Sector for Blantyre district congratulated the students for making it. “As TEVETA, we cannot manage to train all the youth in Malawi and through these initiatives of NGOs like DAPP, it goes a long way in supporting the government’s efforts in equipping youth with vocational skills” He said.
“The graduates have undergone intensive training and I believe they will deliver in the workforce” said Project leader Mr. Richard Mwamdaza
One of the grandaunts, Elizabeth Jere said “I always dreamt of working in the Tourism and hospitality industry and that dream has come true today” she said
Through the course, 21 youth were recruited to undergo eight months training comprising of six months theory at the college coupled with two months attachment placement in local lodges and hotels across Blantyre district.