Tourism firm in Serengeti goes for youth education
With devoted and highly qualified staff that offer outstanding hospitality plus tour guidance services is principal for the progression of the tourism industry in western Serengeti and other parts of Tanzania.
The tourism industry in western Serengeti has recently registered large progress which requires experienced workers, in accordance to serious investors working in the area. it is the sole place having the biggest number of tented camps plus classic tourist within the Mara Region.
These facilities are owned by serious investors and target thousands of different tourists visiting the Serengeti ecosystem to see the wild animals.
Singita Grumeti Reserves – SGR an elite tourism company has began supporting young women plus men to take tourism courses in an effort to improve hospitality services within the western part of Serengeti.
SGR operates a number of luxurious lodges plus tented camps which have been established by Paul Tudor Jones a US billionaire within Western Serengeti. This American has invested greatly in tourism as well as the conservation businesses in Tanzania once he fell in love with the wonders of the Serengeti ecosystem.
the Tourism Executive for SGR Mr Jason Trollip, says that training of the local young men and women in hospitality is among the leading priorities of the company in its operations. He added that they have 7 lodges plus tented camps and his duty is to maintain the top standard of Singita Grumeti Reserves lodges however there isn’t any way they can operate without trained as well as devoted staff.
Singita Grumeti Reserves lodges have achieved global awards following the Travel plus Leisure Magazine of the US named them the finest from a list of leading 100 hotels in 2011 as well as 2012 in the whole world. The lodges include Singita Farufaru Lodge, Maji, Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Simba, Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Singita Explore, Singita Mara River Tented camp as well as Singita Serengeti House.
The awards achieved by SGR lodges assisted to make hospitality services in Tanzania shine internationally as local lodges were broadly featured by international media such as CNN. Singita Grumeti Reserves has in the recently passed years been providing scholarships to various students fascinated with the overall hospitality industry.
A recent report revealed that Ever since 2010 Singita Grumeti Reserves has spent about forty seven million shilling to sponsor a total of twenty eight students. Of the students benefiting from this Sixteen of them are from a number of villages found close to the area of operation of the company within the Serengeti area, and then 12 are from the adjacent district of Bunda.
In addition, Bunda District has a number of local villages neighboring the 350,000 acre concession area managed by this American investor within the western part of the large Serengeti area. The concession area which is rich with wildlife borders the internationally famed Serengeti National Park.
All the beneficiary students are as well subjected to rigorous training on the different wildlife management courses that are offered by the colleges situated in different parts this country Tanzania. Singita Grumeti Reserves has in addition set a record of turning out as the very first investor to come out and support Serengeti Tourism College – SETCO with an assortment of equipment used in training.
Among the most recent assistance to the local college of the company included 2 brand-new computers, a microwave oven, 25 chairs, a couple of modern tents in addition to numerous different textbooks on hotel management. These items which cost more than seven million shillings were officially offered by Mr Trollip to SETCO recently.
In his speech during the handover ceremony, Mr Trollip said that they are using so much money to fund the scholarships and that they believe educating the young men and women as one of their aspects of focus and it is for that reason that they are actually handling over these different equipment today.
Prior to that, SGR offered the local college with a number of kitchen equipments which were valued to more than 5 million shillings. The Local leaders praised this US investor for making a very good example in assisting the youth to pursue the different tourism courses, an act they believe would as well assist in the creation of even more jobs.
A councilor within Serengeti district Mr Rioba Marwa said he is very pleased to see a person investing in the future of the children of this nation. This is a very big contribution. Mr Trollip told the audience during the handover ceremony that Singita Grumeti Reserves is devoted to support development of wildlife conservation and tourism within Tanzania.
The tourism specialist observes that the tourism industry in Tanzania is expanding speedily, a move which should go hand-in-hand with training of capable personnel. He pointed out the set up of SETCO as one of the praiseworthy initiatives designed to help in the development of tourism within western Serengeti.
The college is situated in Mugumu town, which is the headquarters of the district of Serengeti district. Mr Samwel Mwita the Principal of SECTO said that they began in 2006 with 3 students however over the years has produced more than 400 graduates into the labour market who are now operating in the tour and travel industry. Officials within Serengeti District look at the establishment of SECTO as a wonderful tourism development in their area.
The chairman of Serengeti District Council Mr. John Ng’oina said that is a nice start since most of the workers that are serving within Serengeti hotels have actually been trained by this very college. He also thanked SGR for their support.
in accordance with reports from the Community Outreach Programme Department of the company, The budget of the US investor on local development focusing on 22 villages in Serengeti as well as Bunda districts has increased from 568 million shillings in 2012 to 800 million shilling in 2013. Cyprian Lwelamila, a student at SETCO said that they will make wonderful utilization of the training equipment in an effort to make better their performance. He also thanked SGR for their amazing support and assured that they will use this equipment well