At our Metropolitan Safari event in Washington, DC last week, we celebrated our expanded partnership with Marriott International to provide jobs to young East African women. Alumnae from Akilah’s first graduating class recently returned from their summer work training in Marriott properties in Dubai, where they learned critical customer care and hospitality skills that will enable them to advance to leadership positions in the industry. But you didn’t hear it from us! It comes Straight from Bill Marriott, Chairman of the Board at Marriott International:
Our Marriott talent management team has been impressed with how hard the Akilah grads train and how easily they greet customers. In fact, we’ve committed to hiring twenty more Akilah students from the next graduating class. This growing Marriott-Akilah partnership is based on a shared belief — a belief in giving people opportunities, education and empowerment. We really believe in their mission in Rwanda.
From everyone at Akilah, thank you for making this possible!