Our first Strategy Weekend in 2020 took place in Varese in the north of Italy again. As we enjoyed our first stay so much and Lorenza and her family kindly invited us again, we came back excitedly.
Selam, a volunteer at the PEHI, sat down with one of our guards to talk about his passion: gardening.
An integral part of the education the young women receive at the PEHI is the internship component. During the internship period, the students will stay at different hotels for six weeks as part of the Housekeeping, Laundry and Food & Beverage departments.
Having a disability, or in better terms being differently abled, means that an individual has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits their ability to do/participate in life activities. In an ableist world where it often is assumed that everyone present is able bodied, it can be extremely challenging for people who are differently abled to ask for and receive any kinds of accommodations.
When do the paths of a German girl and an Ethiopian girl of the same age intersect? Not very often. Especially not if there are 8000 kilometres between them and their distinct lives. For either of them it would be near to impossible to imagine being in the other person’s shoes, even for just a day.
Today, on the World Food Day, PROJECT-E is celebrating Alem. Alem is the much-beloved cook at the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute, and she was lovely enough to take a break from making lunch for all the students and the staff members to answer a few questions that may explain why the food she makes is so scrumptious.
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. This day has been initiated from the UN and is a good opportunity to remind ourselves of what it means to be a girl child in today’s world.
In providing a TVET education in hospitality for young women, PROJECT-E has to consider the background of the young women as well as the location they are in and the culture that comes with it.
Varese was the perfect location for this August Strategy Weekend, as charming, beautiful and warm as our Team members. We were 14 people meeting up this time, for eleven of us, it was the first Strategy Weekend.
Today, the 15th of July, is an important day for the world’s future: Thousands of people are raising awareness for the crucial value of youth’s skills development internationally.