In 2015, the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) opened the Bwindi Bar, located near the Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The bar provides a practical training institution for local disadvantaged youths living near the Bwindi National Park in Buhoma.
The VSPT aims to provide practical experience in the tourism industry and to create more job opportunities in the region. Thanks to this program, the majority of the trainees are armed with the appropriate skills set to go on to gain successful employment in hospitality in the Bwindi area.
Bwindi Bar has also won the PURE Community Engagement Award for 2016, a great honor for the whole team!
One of the newest and most outstanding workers is Ronald Habasa, pictured above with Bwindi Bar guests. Ronald is a young trainee from the local Batwa community, who has joined the team at the Bar to learn practical skills in food, service and hospitality, and Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to have him on the team!
Stay tuned for future updates from the Bwindi Bar!