First Resorts 67 Minutes With Project Enza
On Friday 18th of July, First Resorts Management, participated in the inaugural Project Enza initiative for Mandela Day. Ten learners out of five schools were selected to spend 67 minutes at hospitality establishments throughout the eThekwini area, including Durban resort, 10 South. The school pupils were placed in various departments to experience the different facets of the industry.
Resort manager, Ian Moyo had this to say about his experience, “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We encouraged them to ask questions, because through asking one is able to learn and strengthen their knowledge. This is a wonderful project and platform for learners to take part in. Those planning to study tourism and hospitality have really benefited from this unique opportunity. ”
Project Enza was formed by two passionate individuals in the industry Jessica Nhleko and Lerina McCall. The overall idea of the project is for local hotels to host pupils from various schools for 67 minutes. This will expose the learners to the different careers available in the industry and also opportunities for them use the information that they learn in the classrooms.
On the morning of the event the learners were welcomed by Gagasi FM’s Radio Personality and KZN Tourism Ambassador, Nothando “Mamgo” Zungu. Who gave an inspirational speech to motivate the learners to dream big. They are born in an era that allows for them to reach their goals.
Resort Mascot, Fred First and Chaka’s Rock Chalets Repaint Centre for Mandela Day
On Friday 18th of July, Chaka’s Rock Chalets and resort mascot, Fred First spent their 67 minutes at Kwa-Mama Care Centre, situated in Shakashead, Ballito. Part of their time spent at the centre was doing repairs, painting, and donating of toys. Chaka’s Rock Chalets even lent a hand by repainting one of Ballito’s treasured monuments, Shaka’s Head.
Resort manager, Beverly Hiralall had this to say about her experience, “we have been working with Kwa-Mama for the past three years and whenever an opportunity such as Mandela Day arises we like to get involved and help. By devoting 67 minutes of our time we were able to make a difference and touch the lives of many children.”
Kwa-Mama Care Centre is responsible for more than two hundred children, they also run a a soup kitchen that feeds the children and the elderly within the area. An organization as such relies a lot on volunteers, sponsors and donations that will keep the centre running and educate the children. The owner of the centre, Frieda appreciates the assistance of Beverley and her team and encourages others to get involved and make a difference.