APPLICATIONS AND ORAL INTERVIEWS FOR OUR 2 YEAR TRAINING ARE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY
NEW CLASSES BEGIN IN FEBRUARY
Requirements to attend African Hospitality Institute
- Ability to read, write and speak some English
- Hard working
- Has a desire to want to change and influence their future for the better
- Willingness to learn and take responsibility
African Hospitality Institute empowers and disciples unemployed youth to break free from generational poverty and dependency. AHI is dedicated to providing youth with competitive job skills that will set them apart from their co-workers. AHI focuses on caring and working under a foreign Western employer. Our students’ learn by doing’; through caring for our international volunteers living at our guesthouse while working in the surrounding communities. Discipleship is a key factor as AHI helps to build a moral and ethical foundation while equipping them with hands-on practical capacities and life skills to secure employment in the Hospitality sector.
African Hospitality Institute is a unique vocational training program painstakingly developed over the years through a collaboration of our Ugandan staff with amazing American guidance and direction. Unlike most vocational programs that are more lectures, rote memorization with few opportunities for practical training; the AHI curriculum is based on learning by doing then teaching. The AHI staff – 100% Ugandan – models all that is taught vocationally, emotionally and spiritually. All of the staff is highly invested into the lives of our students as mentor, role models and mature lifelong friends. Our students are not only sought out for internship experiences at many safari lodges, our students are being employed by 5 star hotels and restaurants throughout Uganda.
Why Vocational Training?
Opportunities for employment in Uganda are severely limited with over 80% unemployment in one of the youngest countries in the world. Tourism, however, is one of the fastest growing industries with many employment opportunities. The hospitality industry is also offers upward mobility and managerial potential for its employees as it traditionally hires from within its own labor pool. Currently Uganda employs many Kenyans as Ugandans are not trained. With qualified intensive training employment prospects are very favorable.