80 younger individuals from Cape City acquired to benefit from the expertise of a lifetime, celebrating Madiba’s heritage and footprint within the metropolis.
Hosted by Cape City Tourism, learners from two marginalised areas round Cape City – Langa and Khayelitsha, got the chance to stroll in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps and to find out about his life and legacy, significantly how Cape City fashioned a part of the former-President’s life, in commemoration of the Mandela Centenary celebrations this 12 months, and through Tourism Month.
Roadshow: Educating learners
A roadshow was used as an academic instrument for the learners to know extra about their metropolis and the probabilities out there to them. The Cape City Tourism workforce accentuated that loving Cape City and loving their space will end in constructive adjustments not solely socially, however economically for the place they dwell. By positively enhancing the atmosphere for the residents of the world, it can in flip show the world as a pleasing place to go to. Areas like Langa, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and so forth. have seen phenomenal adjustments following the implementation of vacationer actions that work to raised the group as a complete.
Learners had been inspired to take inspiration from the roadshows, to really feel motivated to create the very best atmosphere for his or her neighbourhood to thrive in. As well as, the roadshows showcased completely different job alternatives throughout the tourism sector, with examples of profession paths they will comply with, for instance, being a chef, working on the Two Oceans Aquarium and doing social media, and so forth.
The whirlwind tour noticed the group of learners having fun with exploring the Two Oceans Aquarium, the place they went on an academic tour of the aquarium, taking within the marine life.
They then departed for Desk Mountain Aerial Cableway to take pleasure in a scenic view of the Mom Metropolis.
On the Metropolis Sightseeing Bus the group took within the iconic sights of Cape City on the mini Peninsula Metropolis Sightseeing tour.
“We should make tourism inclusive and accessible to everybody in our metropolis. Our younger individuals might by no means have had the possibility to achieve this sort of perspective on our heritage and pure atmosphere. Our purpose is to showcase the thrilling world of tourism and provoke curiosity in our younger individuals, with a view to attracting some to affix the business, or, on the very least, to turn into exploring fanatics. Simply as youngsters are a central factor to Madiba’s legacy, it’s our accountability to interact with the youth.” – Cape City Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.
Cape City Tourism needs to thank the sponsors of this occasion for offering a improbable alternative to expertise the thrilling world of tourism: Metropolis Sightseeing, Two Oceans Aquarium, Desk Mountain Aerial Cableway, Cape Level and Robben Island Museum.