Tourism has become one of the fastest growing industries worldwide; and in India it represents a substantial percentage of GDP, Learn for Life forsees the great potential of this sector and the wealth that it could bring to Indian people, therefore we have started a new vocational training for tour guides in Varanasi.
The training is to provide the participants with a series of important hard and soft skills through Computer classes, English Language classes, Economy classes and History and Culture classes.
As we are aware of the big envionmental challenge that the world is facing, we know that Tourism can either play a positive or a negative role in such sense. Therefore, Learn for Life promotes a Sustainable Tourism, whose theory and practice are taught to the trainees as well. Futhermore, we ensure that the trainees internalise concepts such as work ethics, fair working conditions and professionalism which are always guaranteed to them from our side.
Beside this, Learn for Life also started a history program in the school in order to teach history and culture to Badi Asha School students, with the aim of ultimately stimulate the curiosity of the children about the historical knowledge of their own city and culture, with a substantial attention to the environmental education, in order to teach young students to respect their own surrounding.
The school provides free education, for 140 children from kindergarten to grade 6, from the ages of 4 to 16 years, who reside in the impoverished Aurangabad district of Varanasi.
The project provides free Vocational Training and employment for underprivileged section of society, while promoting sustainable organic farming and local food production.
The all-woman staff is trained to design and produce tailored goods which are sold under the "LEARN for LIFE" brand, as well as to manage the physical storefronts and the online shop.
Learn for Life vocational tour guide training aims to provide Varanasi youth with necessary skills required by the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in order to guarantee their livelihood.