Since 1996, EHLsmile has often been solicited and the association has been very active in setting up training centers in Ethiopia, Cambodia, Madagascar, Togo, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal and India. Under different mandates, EHLsmile has also been active in Burundi, Brazil, Burma and Comoros.

 


 

Yangon, Myanmar

 

Partnership :

Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Swisscontact, Tailored Values, EHLsmile

Duration :

2017-2018

Beneficiaries :

Local senior instructors (Master Instructors)

Concept :

Hotel Training Initiative (HIT), on-site hotel training by Master Instructors 

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

Assistant’s costs

Human resources :

1 project head (Alumnus) and 1 assistant (Alumnus) for a period of 6 months

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Jari Hotel School, Jari, Ethiopia

 

Partnerships :

Association Terre des hommes, Lausanne, EHLsmile and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Duration :

From 1996 to 2000

Beneficiaries :

Orphans between 16 and 20 years old

Concept :

A two-year vocational training program in kitchen and service

Infrastructure :

3 classrooms, 8 hotel rooms (bungalows) and a 60-seat application restaurant

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

60’000€

Human resources :

3 EHL faculty and 12 students / graduates were present between 1996 and 2000 to start and manage the project.

Results :

>100 graduates

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Partnerships :

Association Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), France, Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD), EHLsmile

Duration :

From 2001 to 2005

Beneficiaries :

Young adults from 16 to 20, children of families living on the garbage dump in Phnom Penh

Concept :

2 years of vocational training in kitchen and service and one year in housekeeping and bakery / pastry           

Infrastructure :

5 hotel rooms and an 8-seat application restaurant, 4 classrooms, a laundry and bakery

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

80’000€

Human resources :

4 EHL faculty and 8 students / graduates were present until 2005 to start and then manage the project

Results :

Over 4’000 graduates to this day

Hotel school section, Ecole Supérieure Spécialisée du Vakinankaratra (ESSVA) in Antsirabé, Madagascar

 

Partnerships :

Fondation Avenir Madagascar, Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD), EHLsmile

Duration :

2005 – 2010

Beneficiaries :

Local high school graduates

Concept :

3 year bachelor-level training in hospitality

Infrastructure :

6 hotel rooms, a 40-seat application restaurant and bar, 3 classrooms, a canteen and a laundry

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

80’000€

Human resources :

5 EHL faculty and 7 students / graduates were present until 2010 to start and manage the project

Results :

>300 graduates to this day

Ecole Supérieure de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie, Lomé, Togo

Partnerships :

M. Pierre Seto, owner and manager of the school, EHL Smile

Duration:

From 2011 to 2013

Beneficiaries :

Local youth

Concept :

Restructuring of the existing school by creating two specific programs : a 3-year bachelor level course (BT) and a 2-year short program (BTS)

Infrastructure :

Expansion of existing infrastructure, renovation work, construction of a dormitory and classrooms

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

CHF 80’000.-

Human resources :

1 EHLsmile project head and 3 students, 2 DHR interns

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www.facebook.com/esth.stellamatutina

Pimali, Hospitality Training Center, Nong Khai / Thailand

Partnerships :

Fondation Pimali

Duration :

2012 – 2017

Beneficiaries :

Underprivileged youth

Concept :

Vocational training in hospitality

Infrastructure :

4 bungalows, 1 application restaurant

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

CHF 30’000.-

Resources :

5 volunteers, material and equipment, support for fundraising events

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Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, Bhutan

Partnership :

BLEF Association, EHLsmile

Duration :

2014 – 2017

Beneficiaries :

Underprivileged youths

Concept :

Apprenticeship of hospitality professions

Infrastructure :

Hotel and application restaurant

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

CHF 30’000.-

Human resources :

1 EHLsmile project head + 1 EHL Alumnus

Follow the project :

https://www.facebook.com/bongdeinstituteofhotelandtourism/ 

http://bihtbhutan.org/ 

Bodhgaya Hotel School, Bodhgaya, India

Partnerships :

IFPD, Agragami, EHLsmile

Duration :

As of 2016

Beneficiaries :

Underprivileged youth

Concept :

Vocational training and apprenticeship in hospitality professions

Infrastructure :

Hotel and application restaurant

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

CHF 120’000.-

Human resources :

6 EHL Alumni

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Rokpa Training Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

Partnerships :

Rokpa, EHLsmile

Duration :

2016 +

Beneficiaries :

Underprivileged youth

Concept :

Vocational training in hospitality

Infrastructure :

Hotel and application restaurant

Financial contribution from EHLsmile :

Material and equipment

Human resources :

3 EHL Alumni over 6 months

Follow this project :

https://www.rokpa.org/en/what-we-do/nepal/guest-house.html 

https://www.facebook.com/rokpaguesthouse/