Shaza Makkah, one of the leading luxury hotels in the Holy City, chose to mark International Children’s Day this month by organizing a ‘Future Careers’ activity for children from the Bashaer AlEbdaa Kindergarten.
“For this year’s International Children’s Day we wanted to do something constructive, so we decided on an innovative activity that would create awareness among children of the future career opportunities in the Kingdom’s hotel industry, said Shaza Makkah general manager Sherief Abouelmaged.
“Expanding and localizing the hospitality sector is a key part of diversifying the national economy, which is one of the goals of Vision 2030, so getting children interested while they are at kindergarten is not too early an age for them to think about what they would love to do when they grow up.”
The activity started with a brief introduction about future careers, highlighting the importance of the hotel industry and the key role of the Chef, who then conducted a cooking class for the children who were dressed in mini chef’s uniforms.
To commemorate the occasion, Bashaer AlEbdaa Kindergarten School presented Shaza Makkah Hotel with a certificate of appreciation.
The children’s Future Careers activity is an extension of Shaza Makkah Hotel’s wider programme to motivate school students to acquire skills and experience in the tourism sector in order to contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Transformation Program emanating from the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and the development of specialized national human resources.
Shaza Makkah Hotel, a subsidiary of Al Rajhi Investments, is an oasis of serenity set within the immediate precincts of Al Masjid Al Haram, where it offers two hundred and fifty-one beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites of incomparable refinement.
Embodying the very essence of Shaza Hotels, one of the leading luxury hotel brands in the Middle East, Shaza Makkah is dedicated to offering hospitality inspired by the legendary caravanserais stationed along the fabled Silk Route in bygone days.
Shaza is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 30 brands with over 550 hotels in 75 countries.
GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 12 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel.