The guide will provide a framework for imparting skills relevant for young people working in food preparation, housekeeping, and tour guide. This initiative comes at a time when the hospitality sector is struggling to reawaken following the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic that saw many businesses count significant losses in the wake of the national lockdown which resulted in massive lay-offs.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, businesses in the hospitality sector are cautious but optimistic about the future.
“The guide comes at the right time to prepare the hospitality sector labour force to carry out their jobs professionally and efficiently while providing the best service to their clients,” commented the chairperson of UHOA, Susan Muhwezi.
Swisscontact implements the U-LEARN project in Uganda and Tanzania with funding from the Mastercard Foundation. It covers over 12 districts in Uganda, intending to improve the livelihoods of 8,200 economically, socially and academically disadvantaged youths between the ages of 18 and 24 years. The project focuses on three broad sectors: agribusiness, building and construction and tourism and hospitality. The project is guided by a unique youth and market-driven learning group model.