The TUI Academy Zanzibar aims to improve access to the hospitality and tourism sector for young Zanzibaris by offering a 15-month vocational training programme. The programme gives students a solid foundation in the practical skills needed for a job in the hospitality or tourism sector as well as developing their entrepreneurial skills too.
The project empowers vulnerable young Zanzibaris by providing education in hospitality and tourism and supporting graduates in finding a job with a fair salary and good working conditions. Additionally, it strengthens links with the tourism and hospitality businesses which are local to the students, and teachers are trained to accommodate future growth in the number of locations for foundation and orientation classes. The project also has a specific emphasis on female empowerment.