This week, for the 20th part of our Team Thursday series, we introduce you to Sara López Henao, who recently joined the Talent Management Team of PROJECT-E.
For PROJECT-E’s first year students it has been an exciting end to their academic year as they embarked on their internships at some of Addis Ababa’s most prestigious hotels in April and May 2018. This was always going to be met with a little bit of nervousness trepidation by the students as it was their first step into the public hospitality arena – it can be difficult at first to transfer the skills learnt in the classroom into a real scenario where there is extra pressure to perform well in front of potential employers. It was especially challenging for the students as they were no longer comforted by the collective presence of their peers – although they remained roommates, most of the young women had their internships at different hotels in Addis.
Emebet Tenaw joined our Team in Addis Ababa in March 2018 as a trainer assistant. What makes this special is that Emebet actually is a PROJECT-E graduate! As not much time has passed since she went to school herself, Emebet surely got all the empathy needed for her job. We are glad to have her on board (again)! Please, check out her answers to our Team Thursday questions below.
This week’s Team Thursday introduces Tingert to you, who takes good care of our facility in Addis, assists in the kitchen and lends an ear to the students anytime.
On Saturday 28th April, PROJECT-E celebrated an important day. The second batch of Hospitality students at PROJECT-E finished their level 1 & 2 programme and graduated that day. Within the two years that have passed by, it was great to see these young ladies grow and develop into more confident and independent women. As their careers finally begin, they will finally be able to see all their knowledge and hard work be put to use.
Before my departure, I couldn’t wait for the end of my university term because I was supposed to spend my vacation in Addis Ababa for one month to support PROJECT-E. Two weeks before my arrival in Addis, I started to be an active member of the Fundraising Department in Team Europe.