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Nov
2018

EVOLVIN’ WOMEN POP UP ACADEMY WITH GTA STARTS IN GHANA

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New Ningo 17th September 2018 – Evolvin’ Women has launched a 15-month training programme as a follow-up to its MOU signed with GTA in June. The programme will provide 15 women from Ghana with access to vocational training, international work experience for 12 months within the hospitality industry in Dubai in view of securing a job on their return home at the end of the programme.

  

Thanks to the support received by the Ghana Tourism Authority, Evolvin’ Women received over 100 applications. After over 60 interviews within 2 weeks, the team of assessors shortlisted 15 unemployed ambitious women who are determined to build a brighter future in hospitality for themselves, their families and communities despite the challenges they have faced growing up.

Participants who started the Pop Up Academy last Monday, have already undertaken intense training where they have set personal and community goals to achieve during the programme. Goals include setting up a restaurant that employs youth, bringing new high standards to the industry and investing the skills learned in training other women in rural areas. During the first 5 days, participants have also prepared for interviews through role-plays and exercises, they listened to speakers from the industry, attended webinars and started training with affiliated online platforms. Over the next two months we are going to assist the group in connecting with our hotel partners in the UAE that will employ them for a 12-month placement. The aim of the programme is for participants to gain international experience, learn the high hospitality standards offered in Dubai and prepare to find employment in their home country thus enabling them to become financially independent.

  

Assia Riccio, Founder of Evolvin’ Women said: “The profiles are exceptional. The motivation and the desire to give back to their community are overwhelming. We are extremely proud to be able to partner with Ghana Tourism Authorithy in what we believe is going to be a game changer programme for the hospitality industry in Ghana and for hoteliers who can recruit highly skilled women. Furthermore, the knowledge acquired during the programme will be invested in training the community and will generate social impact by creating sustainable tourism practices in rural areas”.

Akwasi Agyeman, said: “We have identified Capacity building as a key need in the industry. In addition to ongoing industry training, the pop-up academy with evolvin Women presents a unique entry training for the next generation of women entrants to the Industry”

As well as advocating for the advancement of women in the hospitality industry in Ghana, both organisations will collaborate on Capacity Building and Training by bringing Evolvin’ Women to the Ghana market.

For further information on Evolvin’ Women, please contact [email protected] or visit www.evolvinwomen.com
For further information on Ghana Tourism Authority, please contact EMAIL or visit www.ghana.travel or www.visitghana.com

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