Footwear donation to support tourism’s future professionals

MARCH 15, 2017
Footwear donation to support tourism’s future professionals

The tourism sector continues to be one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant sectors within the South African economy, which is why BBF Safety Group (BBF) is dedicated to supporting students on the Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre (RMSTC) participating in its hospitality training programme through the donation of footwear.

“Almost half of South Africa’s adults under 35 are unemployed. Through donating safety footwear to students completing their NQF Level 4 in Professional Cookery, we are enabling the upliftment of young adults in Port Elizabeth, working to reduce poverty and creating citizens who positively contribute to South Africa,” remarks Silvana Lennox, BBF Safety Group Key Account Consultant.

Supporting and uplifting the communities in which it operates, BBF is dedicated to positively impacting South Africa’s economy, and young adults who are the nation’s future workforce and leaders in business.

“The 41 pieces of donated footwear means that our students can now have complete, professional uniforms which will allow them to train correctly and prepare for formal employment within the hospitality industry,” remarks RMSTC Project Director, Caroline Ferreira.

To date, RMSTC has trained 1,038 students in its vocational training programmes, 82% of which are employed or earning a reliable income as an entrepreneur. “We are proud to partner with organisations like RMSTC as they share the same vision and wishes for South Africa’s future as BBF,” closes Lennox.

Image: Students at the Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre now have complete, professional uniforms which will allow them to train correctly and prepare for formal employment within the hospitality industry.