Young people from this poor community find it very difficult to get good jobs. Many end up unemployed or hustling for casual work on a daily basis. Most jobs are gained through word-of-mouth, but poor families don't know the right people. There are many jobs in leisure and tourism, but people from deprived communities don't get them. A decent job is the most powerful step to escaping poverty, and this project will provide young people the chance to get a good job with a reputable employer.
This project will provide training in hospitality and tourism to young women in a highly disadvantaged community. The course provides a well-recognized qualification and includes a 2 month placement in a high quality restaurant or hotel, enabling the young women to practice and improve the skills they have learned. The young people will then be recommended to reputable restaurants and hotels, giving them access to jobs they would not otherwise be considered for.
These young people will gain skills and a qualification in hospitality and tourism. The placement will give them crucial work experience which will position them well for employment. Recommendations to future employers will open doors that usually remain firmly shut to young people from deprived communities. Having a steady job with a good employer will provide these young people a stable income and the potential for career progression, which will help to lift their whole family out of poverty.