The Land­ings Packs with Pur­pose to get Stu­dents back to School

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Land­ings Re­sort and Spa has un­der­taken am­bi­tious and far-reach­ing com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grammes aimed at poverty re­duc­tion, de­vel­op­ment of the arts and culi­nary fields, the em­pow­er­ment of women and youth en­rich­ment. With key mile­stones achieved in the first half of the year, in­clud­ing a Women’s Day Din­ner hon­our­ing un­sung he­roes, Jazz on the Beach show­cas­ing lo­cal artistes, and culi­nary train­ing for sec­ondary school stu­dents, its ded­i­cated team is ready to serve the com­mu­nity with its five-star ap­peal for the sec­ond half of the year. Its most re­cent cam­paigns are part of its youth de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties.

This sum­mer stu­dents from var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions in­clud­ing the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege, the St. Mary Col­lege and CARE are ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing in a train­ing en­deav­our at the re­sort that is in­tended to pre­pare them for the work­ing world.

The stu­dents are work­ing closely with the culi­nary, front desk, spa and house­keep­ing de­part­ments, ac­quir­ing cru­cial skills needed to ex­cel in the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

When asked about their ex­pe­ri­ence so far, the stu­dent trainees noted that they are gain­ing a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try and are happy for the op­por­tu­nity af­forded by The Land­ings.

Fur­ther, in an ef­fort to con­tinue its youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes, the re­sort has launched the Pack for Pur­pose cam­paign to pro­vide sup­plies for un­der-priv­i­leged stu­dents in the com­mu­nity. The pur­pose of the ini­tia­tive is not only to pro­vide school sup­plies for stu­dents in need, but to bridge the ed­u­ca­tional gap through cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity part­ner­ships. The re­sort aims to make this ini­tia­tive an an­nual one, seek­ing sup­port from its staff, lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cor­po­rate part­ners and guests.

The ho­tel’s Gen­eral Man­ager, Mr. Wil­bert Ma­son, has ap­plauded the ef­forts of the team at The Land­ings Re­sort and Spa stat­ing, “We are proud to bring hope to the com­mu­nity at large, and cham­pion ed­u­ca­tion and youth de­vel­op­ment in any way pos­si­ble by adding value through our out­reach pro­grammes which also in­clude men­tor­ship ses­sions around the is­land through­out the aca­demic year.” He added that the re­sort will con­tinue to work with key stake­hold­ers to help shape the “next gen­er­a­tion through ed­u­ca­tion and men­tor­ship when­ever pos­si­ble”.

The Pack for Pur­pose drive will con­tinue through­out the sum­mer with do­na­tions to be dis­trib­uted in time for the new school year.

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