Life long learning & growth

Two trainee girls with a story to tell

07 June 2018

Among our new trainees this season, are Victoria and Martha who both studied at an organisation that gives girls from poor social-economic backgrounds at chance to join hospitality courses.

‘More Than a Drop’ aims to empower the dis-empowered through one-year verified hospitality training for vulnerable girls. When two of their top graduates applied to Nomad's trainee program, they were an instant hit and offered a spot on in Lamai this season.

Both Victoria and Martha come from large under-privileged families in Arusha. Vicky’s parents are farmers and rely on the harvest from their family plot to feed the household, while Martha’s parents are Maasai livestock keepers also dependent on the land and their animals for a living. Both families have six children, and providing for their basic needs can be quite a struggle. Typically families in these situations cannot afford to send their children onto further education. But this didnt stop Vicky and Martha, who gained a place on the hospitality course run by 'More Than a Drop'. Now they are the first among their families to have graduated from a college level course, and secured a trainee position in a top safari company!

Victoria and Martha both have a passion for cooking, love the outdoors and wild parts of Tanzania, and are very excited about their traineeship in Lamai Serengeti where they will gain valuable experience across the different teams that make up a Nomad camp crew: what it takes to run a kitchen in the bush, housekeeping on top of a Kopje, and waitressing for our wonderful safari guests.

We wish them luck as they set off to the Serengeti next week.

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