To celebrate Children’s Day, the Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives resort inaugurated its Playshop Series for students in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism.
The resort hosted a group of aspiring students from the Ahmadiyya International School for an engaging and immersive educational tour around the island.
According the resort, the objective of the tour was for students who are keen on pursuing a career in hospitality to gain first-hand knowledge of resort operations and to inspire them at a young age to pursue their dreams.
“It is pivotal that resorts contribute and invest in the future of the hospitality industry which is the main economic contributor of the nation, and one that will only be more important in the next ten years. And it is our responsibility to shape the young minds in the sustainable direction from the on-set.” said Raffaele Solferino, General Manager.
The students had the opportunity to meet the management team, observe the key operational aspects of the island, and participate in an interactive training session with the resident Marine Biologist on the importance of taking a planet-first approach in this industry. The group was later joined by the resort’s Human Resources, Learning and Development team members for an engaging question-and-answer session over lunch at the resort’s Edge restaurant.
“The first volume of this Playshop series was phenomenally received by the participants as it was an effective way to spark future leaders’ passions and dreams,” the resort said.
The Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives aims to continue the series as a permanent addition to the resort’s Regenerative Tourism project, and to positively impact the community with meaningful initiatives.