Closing skills gaps through Inclusive Tourism in Egypt - Youth and Gender Inclusion through high quality training and dual learning in hospitality and tourism (EBRD-12740)

  • Egypt
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El Gouna
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Jan 27, 2020
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Gouna Hospitality School
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Not Disclosed
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Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 27, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank-provided information, the partnership seeks to support expansion of high quality training through the expansion of the Gouna Hospitality School (“GHS”), a high quality hospitality school and dual learning institute, located in El Gouna in the Red Sea Governorate in Upper Egypt – a prime tourist destination. The school was established in 2002 and is currently owned by the Sawiris Foundation. The school offers 3-year diplomas in kitchen, service and housekeeping, and is currently the only school in the North Africa region, and one out of four schools outside Germany worldwide, offering dual learning diplomas in line with the highest certifiable dual learning standards. The GHS is currently collaborating with 15 hotels offering dual learning opportunities to 200 students per year. In addition to that arrangement it partners with organisations to provide particularly disadvantaged youth with full scholarships.

The TC Project will consist of the follownig four objectives and four respective assignments:

  1. Establihsment of a new state of the art practical educational workshop for culinary occupations for high quality dual learning provision in line with international best practices.
  2. Development of curriculum for with-in company training of trainers, enhancing the capacity of partnering hotels for the deliver of work-based learning modules.
  3. Development and implementation of a gender awareness campaign and targeted outreach programme to attract more female students
  4. Strengthened governance structures at the GHS ensuring long-term sustainability
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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