STTANP builds tourism awareness in rural areas

With the aim of raising awareness on tourism and relevant opportunities in the sector, SLITHM recently conducted the STTANP (Sustainable Tourism : Training, Awareness and Networking Programme) program targeting populations of the Northern and Eastern province. The project was completed in 81 days where several Awareness, Career Guidance, Training and Networking Programs were held in Ampara, Batticaloa and Mannar.

The project was funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank where key focus was given in achieving the following objectives –

  • Make better understanding on tourism and its’ available employment opportunities among youth and general public in Northern and Eastern Provinces.
  • To open avenues for needy people in North and East to join hands with the sector and get developed as professionals in tourism and hospitality.
  • Build-up a strong network among SLITHM and Provincial level stakeholders with the focus of providing tourism and hospitality training opportunities
  • To implement sustainable tourism approach through human resources in the Northern and Eastern Provinces in the future

The program was able to make considerable awareness on the targeted population regarding the industry and its opportunities which SLITHM hopes will be a key factor in generating the required skilled workforce to meet the national level tourism targets and requirements.

Article Source – Mr Dheera Hettiarachchi

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