In Kenya, 56 public secondary schools across 47 counties run the GTTP program as a Tourism Club, with over 800 students participating in total. The GTTP’s Passport to the World curriculum to introduce students to the travel and tourism industry is fully endorsed by Kenya’s Ministries of Education and Tourism.
Mr. Nzioka, GTTP Club Patron at the Kyangala Girls’ school in Kenya’s Eastern Province, shares his thoughts on the program:
As the local chairperson of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership Club at the Kyangala Girls’ secondary school, I would first like to thank the organization for the support they have shown us. The GTTP is helping some of the students to nurture their talents and interest in travel and tourism.
The GTTP program started in our school mid last year. The program has helped us to explore our potential in different fields since we participate in different activities.
The GTTP club is one of the best clubs in the school. It has personally assisted me in casual work and the essence of responsibility. On the other hand, the club has made our school look beautiful because of the flowers planted by the members. What inspires me most to participate in the club is my interest in nature. As a club, we engage a lot in environmental and wildlife activities which I adore, as a patron.
We have completed various projects including: planting of flowers, onions, beans, and kale, as well as poultry rearing. These projects are helping us financially because we sell the produce to the school and use the money for transport during career days or while carrying out research.
Finally, the GTTP Club has helped us understand the importance of teamwork.
To see more pictures, please visit the Kyangala GTTP photo album on the Global Travel &Tourism Partnership- Kenya Facebook page.