Managing Director of Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd, Michael Tokuru told Solomon Star yesterday.
The life skills training was made possible by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) based in Suva, Fiji, and the EU funded PRTCBP (Pacific Region Tourism Capacity Building Programme) for human resources development in member countries including Solomon Islands.
Under the terms of the service contract signed with SPTO this month, Green Tourism Solomon Islands will conduct ten high impact tourism training workshops at six locations in four provinces from March to October this year.
These workshops are practical-oriented with 80% of the training hours per day spent on group work and projects.
Green Tourism will also submit workshop, course evaluation, and acquittal reports to SPTO as required under the service contract.
The major goal of the high impact tourism training is to transfer life skills that will empower women and girls raise the welfare of their families, and improve or add value to the services they provide at the family eco-lodge or guest house.
These basic services include food preparation and presentation, housekeeping duties, outdoor beautification, interior decoration, souvenir t-shirts and dyed lavalava, and customer services.
Mr Tokuru said the training this week will be attended by Halavo and Tulagi women.
“Each woman from Tulagi and Havalo will attend this training that will start today and ends on Friday.
“The training will take place at Havalo and some important guests and community leaders are expected to turn-up to witness the official opening of the training today,” Mr Tokuru said.
Mr Tokuru thanked all the women who are attending the official opening of the training today.
The training will end on Friday.
By DENVER NEWTER