Anantara resort offers internships to orphans

Anantara resort Saturday signed an agreement with the gender ministry to offer training internships to orphans under state care.

The program dubbed 'Minor Hope Project' would offer training opportunities for three orphans over the age of 16 living at the state run Children's Home.

Anantara's General Manager Coetzer Deysel speaking after the signing ceremony said the initiative under CSR was designed to provide the under privileged children an opportunity to achieve a better future for themselves.

The program would educate the children on the many opportunities available in the tourism industry and would build leaderships skills for the future.

"We would train them in five key areas. So we believe this is a great oppoertunity for them. The children would work here for the duration of this program. Once they complete this program, they would know how they want to move forward," Deysel explained.

Gender minister Zenysha Shaheed Zaki hailed the initiative as one that would provide an ideal platform for the children to venture into a career in the tourism industry.

Anantara has planned to conduct the program annually and would continue to reserve spots for kids at the Children's Home.