South Africa’ economy is greatly enhanced through the tourism sector and as such, the provision of support to the industry through the training of highly qualified, professional and knowledgeable guides is a valuable enhancement.
Todays tour guides play a pivotal and front line role in promoting South Africa to visitors from near and far thus it follows that equipping guides with a comprehensive, professional skillset and the subsequent ability to engage with clients represents a valuable foundation to the industry and the country as a whole.
In addition to national benefit, tourism based operations are also a proven local economic stimulus creating wide ranging, easily accessible employment opportunities supporting regional development.
The Fruitful Futures (through Volunteer World International, our in house tourism entity) Field Guide Training Program at world famous Shamwari Game Reserve has been custom designed from the ground up to become one of countries leading, most comprehensive guide training courses whilst upholding Fruitful Futures founding belief to maximise local benefit creation through operation. Ongoing operation will not only see the creation of highly employable, qualified guides but also provide opportunities for access to the training course for deserving low income individuals as part of our social upliftment commitments.
Fruitful Futures has specifically structured both the courses development and ongoing operation to create wide reaching benefits both for attending students and communities local to the project: