Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017
Lately, five young deprived women from the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park or the ARTP graduated with certificates in hospitality from the SA College for Tourism or SACT located in Graff Reinet town in South Africa.
The women majorly belonged to vulnerable groups within the Park. They were shortlisted as part of Southern Namibian and Northern South African development programme based on the authorization that Namibia Wildlife Resorts or NWR received from the two Transfrontier Conservation Area collaborator countries to develop tourism in the region.
The programme targets to authorize marginalized women with the essential dexterity all set to function within the hospitality industry.
To quote Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director, “as NWR, we embraced this mandate and as a result, have overseen the development of tourism products such as the Desert Knights Mountain Bike Tour Challenge and the Desert Kayak Trails which are all within the ARTP.”
“We aim to employ them to provide a platform where they can showcase their newly acquired skills”. At the same time, I am pleased that two of the graduates were privileged to receive internships for further training at the five star Drostdy Hotel in Graaff Reinet,” she added.
At the time of the ceremony, earlier graduates from SACT, Tshepiso Thelingoane and Innocent Ngwenya presented the Keynote Address where they narrated personal stories of how their training methodology had influenced the development of their career. Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of the Netherlands presented the award certificates, taking forward the legacy of her father, Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, one of the Founders of the Peace Parks Foundation.
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