The Bodhgaya Hotel School
In collaboration with Agragami India, its local partner, and the EHLsmile Association, IFPD set up a hotel & hospitality training centre, which allows underprivileged youth to access training and employment in the hotel and restaurant industry.
The goals of the project are manifold and complementary:
- Provide youth with the opportunity to access the labour market and reliable employment;
- Meet the needs of hotels and restaurants in Bodhgaya by providing them with a qualified workforce;
- Provide responsible tourists with an opportunity to participate actively in the socio-economic development of the area by staying at the hotel school.
The Bodhgaya hotel school is a social venture, which re-invests 100% of the profits of its commercial activities to sustain the poverty reduction programs focusing on health and education implemented in the surrounding villages.