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Jonge vrouwen worden getraind in 'The Great Escape'

Jonge schoolverlaters, van wie de meerderheid ondersteuning heeft gekregen van het Compassion-programma, krijgen een praktische training in gastvrijheid in het trainingscentrum van The Great Escape. Privé-studenten zijn eveneens welkom. Dit geeft hen de mogelijkheid om zinvol werk te vinden in het groeiende aantal restaurants en hotels van Kigali, waardoor ze zichzelf en hun families van inkomen kunnen voorzien.

Hands-on en praktisch

Onze manier van studeren is praktisch en praktijkgericht. De docenten gebruiken bijvoorbeeld rollenspellen om de studenten te helpen de interactie tussen serveersters, ander personeel en klanten te leren begrijpen. Deze praktische lessen vinden plaats in het Quiet Haven hotel in Kigali.
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Het Verhaal van José:

“Ik ben niet het zelfde meisje die ik was in het begin van de cursus.”

“In the training we found ourselves in a group of other girls from the Compassion program. Compassion is an organisation who helped us cover the cost of school.

We got personal attention from the teachers who were like family to us. They gave us direction for our life and showed us how to live together with other people. They also talked to us about having professional behaviour, that would help us in our career, whereas, at school, we only learned theoretical subjects.

We have learned to be self confident, how to be behave, and how to speak in front of people.
In high school I only encountered girls, but in the hotel I learned how to deal with many people, also boys. This is something that we can always use in life, whatever we are doing.

In the CARSA training about reconciliation we learned what happened during the Genocide and how this can still affect us today. We were taught how to address our inner wounds and how to reconcile with others. Because of this, I am no longer the same girl that came into the program at the beginning.

I am now in university and will get a job in a hotel in the vacation. My mother died recently and we, the four children, are left without parents. Our family is supporting us, but I want to show them that I will use my career to support my siblings, and that I have not done all this training for nothing.”