When the hotel industry opens up new perspectives

When the hotel industry opens up new perspectives

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Training in the hotel and catering industry should open up new prospects for women in Marrakech. / © Abury

In Marrakesh, young women in particular are affected by unemployment. To support them, a new project has been launched to open up new opportunities in life with training in the hotel and restaurant industry. 

The Abury Foundation is launching a new hospitality academy in Marrakech. The chef Haya Molcho, her Neni restaurants and the 25hours Hotels, are supporting the project. Petra Hoffmann, CPO of the Abury Foundation, explains: "The Academy focuses on a balanced mix of theory and practice: participants are given an understanding of the operational processes of restaurants and hotel businesses, supplemented by internships in the local hotel industry."


Workshops with professionals from Neni Restaurants and 25hours Hotels will supplement the programme in certain areas. The aim is to teach the women not only professional skills, but also self-confidence and valuable life skills. English courses round off the programme and open doors to international career opportunities. By the end of 2023, 25hours Hotels had already designed their customer gifts in collaboration with the Abury Foundation and made a donation to help fund the Academy.


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Want to make a difference together: Andrea Bury, Haya Molcho, Patrick Moreira, Petra Hoffmann (from left).Abury

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Cooking connects in many ways

Now Haya Molcho is contributing a special creation to support the project: A light, summery lentil soup that will be available in all Neni restaurants from 1 May. Two euros of the proceeds from this soup will go directly to the Academy and thus support the educational opportunities of young women in Marrakech. Haya Molcho is delighted: "Cooking is more than just recipes and ingredients - it's a language that connects people and opens doors. With this soup, we not only want to tantalise the taste buds, but also set an example for the power of education and personal development."


"This project is a living example of how education, culinary art and the joy of hospitality can come together to bring about real change. The Hospitality Academy represents a new way of giving young women in Marrakech hope and practical skills for a self-determined future," says Andrea Bury, founder of the Abury Foundation. / red

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