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The IH&RA Foundation For the Future is a philanthropic programme that exists to allow the hospitality industry to channel resources and opportunity back to those in the industry who are most in need. International education for hospitality professionals in developing countries.
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The IH&RA Foundation For the Future is a philanthropic programme that exists to allow the hospitality industry to channel resources and opportunity back to those in the industry who are most in need.
International education for hospitality professionals in developing countries
Since 1989, over 200 students worldwide have benefited from scholarships to hotel schools such as Cornell University, Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne, Hotelschool the Hague, and Johnson & Wales University.
Applicants from all over the world have attended summer school programmes paid for by the Foundation.
H O S T H O T E L S
If you would like to be considered as a host hotel for a week long Visiting Professor programme, you must be able to provide:
• A training room for a minimum of 20 students
• Training materials such as flip charts and PowerPoint screens if required by the lecturer
• Morning and afternoon tea breaks and a light finger lunch for participants
• Full room and board for a week for the Visiting Professor
• Opportunity to place a significant number of students in the programme
• Opportunity to demonstrably show their willingness to give back to the industry by hosting this programme
• Receive recognition on the certificates and written material about the Visiting Professor programme
UNIVERSITIES & HOTEL SCHOOLS
If you would like to send a Visiting Professor to a developing country to deliver a week-long programme from your curriculum, you will be asked to consider the following:
• An economy class only fare will be provided for the travelling lecturer
• Professional fees will be paid to the University or Hotel School
• The Visiting Professor will provide photocopies of any required reading material or similar paperwork
• Participate in a programme that contributes towards the educational and development agenda
• Opportunity to educate hospitality workers with potential who would not otherwise have access to such an education
• Embed the good reputation of your international institution locally
If you would like to sponsor a Visiting Professor programme, you will be asked to provide:
• Your logo for use on the certificates in-country
• Funds for the Visiting Professor’s fees
• Opportunity to brand a country’s Visiting Professor programme with your logo and information about the sponsor
• Opportunity to support the hospitality industry through the in-country education of existing hospitality workers with potential
S T U D E N T S
If you are considering applying for an in-country programme, the following are base criteria:
• Minimum of 2 years experience in a management position in a hotel or restaurant
• Preferred age 24 - 35
• Good written and spoken English skills
• A recommendation from your employer as to your suitability for the programme
• Ability to travel to and from the host hotel each day and provide your own accommodation
S T U D E N T S
• A formal hospitality education from an internationally recognised source at no cost
• Opportunity to form a peer group with others from the industry at a similar career stage
• Opportunity to ‘step back’ from their business and look objectively at their role and how to improve their delivery
• Opportunity to ‘step back’ from the organisation for whom you work and assess how best you can work within the company
• Recognition from the educational institution and the IH&RA Foundation For the Future of your participating in the Visiting Professor programme
• An international perspective on functional areas within the hospitality arena
I will be able to apply the techniques (from the course) directly in my work.
I feel like I have whole new tools and techniques for success in my career.
Ms Selamawit, Director of Management and Reservation, Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa
Foundation For the Future Scholarship winners, 2003
Over the past 14 years over 200 participants have benefitted from an
international education which may not otherwise have been available to them.
The first pilot programme of the Visiting Professor
has been successfully completed in Ethiopia in September, with 16 students receiving a completion certificate.
Images from the Ethiopia Visiting Professor