SLHTA sup­ports Youth Sail­ing Pro­gramme

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cia Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion Inc (SLHTA) hosted an of­fi­cial cheque hand­ing-over cer­e­mony for Jus’ Sail at its of­fice in Rod­ney Heights on Fri­day June 5th, 2015.

The SLHTA’s Tourism En­hance­ment Fund (TEF) con­trib­uted ap­prox­i­mately EC $30,000 to­wards Jus’ Sail’s Youth Train­ing Pro­gramme which will see 10 ad­di­tional young un­em­ployed Saint Lu­cians gain­ing valu­able life skills and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Jus’ Sail’s fo­cus is geared to­wards re­viv­ing Saint Lu­cia’s mar­itime cul­ture through the en­gage­ment of youth in learn­ing to sail and help­ing them gain em­ploy­ment within the in­dus­try. Jus’ Sail runs youth train­ing pro­grammes dur­ing the off-sea­son sum­mer months. The train­ing pro­gramme has three tenets which un­der­lie its fo­cus: Train­ing, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Em­ploy­ment. To learn more about Jus’ Sail Youth Train­ing Pro­gramme visit their web­site at www.jus­sail.com/youth­train­ing-pro­gramme/.

The SLHTA sees this pro­gramme as an op­por­tu­nity for many of our un­em­ployed youth on the is­land to be ex­posed to a sec­tor that has been un­der-uti­lized and al­most un­tapped. The Jus’ Sail Youth Train­ing Pro­gramme is funded through dona­tions from its guests and the cor­po­rate sec­tor. The SLHTA fully en­dorses this pro­gramme and wishes Jus’ Sail all the best through­out the train­ing pro­gramme.

The Tourism En­hance­ment Fund has been cre­ated to al­low the SLHTA to play an in­te­gral part in the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of our des­ti­na­tion. Through the Tourism En­hance­ment Fund, the SLHTA will be able to di­rect devel­op­ment ef­forts where they are most needed. Re­sort guests and all other is­land vis­i­tors are asked to proudly be part of this ex­cit­ing ini­tia­tive and to do­nate US$2 for each night of their stay at re­sorts here in Saint Lu­cia which will go en­tirely to­wards our Tourism En­hance­ment Fund.

Cheque pre­sen­ta­tion at the of­fices of Jus’ Sail.

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