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  • IHT Open Day

    2019 Open Days:

    Join us at our Open Days for 2019, Sat­ur­days @ 10am

    9 Mar | 11 May | 27 July | 12 Oct

    Venue: IHT Hotel School
    3 Ries­ling Street
    Oude West­hof

    Call: +27 (0)21 913 3005
    Mes­sage: +27 (0)76 128 9840
    Email: info@​ihthotelschool.​com

    Our Open Days are the ideal oppor­tu­nity for prospec­tive stu­dents to get an idea of the cam­pus envi­ron­ment we offer our stu­dents. It also serves as a taster of how we present classes, with a work­shop included in the Open Day pre­sen­ta­tion. Book­ing essen­tial, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Com­mu­nity Projects

touching-lives-logoIHT Hotel School reg­is­tered a sec­tion 21 non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion, Touch­ing Lives (reg­is­tra­tion num­ber 20061016071 - 08) in 2006. The
focus of the non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion (pre­vi­ously known as Help­ing Hands) is to assist with the pro­vi­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of food, cloth­ing and other basic neces­si­ties to dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren at var­i­ous care cen­tres, orphan­ages and schools in and around Cape Town.

Touch­ing Lives cur­rently sup­ports seven care cen­tres estab­lished by com­mu­nity mem­bers whose hearts are to serve the needs of the chil­dren in their com­mu­nity. Many of the work­ing par­ents who entrust their chil­dren to these cen­tres, do not have suf­fi­cient income to pay for the ser­vices pro­vided by the cen­tres, and for this rea­son the cen­tres do not have the nec­es­sary funds to ful­fil their mis­sion and vision of pro­vid­ing food, cloth­ing and shel­ter to the dis­ad­van­tages chil­dren in their care. This is where Touch­ing Lives assists the cen­tres to ensure that they are still able to care for the chil­dren entrusted to them, despite finan­cial shortcomings.

At IHT Hotel School we strongly believe that hos­pi­tal­ity lead­ers must also be able to serve ― not only in the work­ing envi­ron­ment, but also in the com­mu­nity in which it is based. This belief is incor­po­rated into our learn­ing pro­gramme. Dur­ing our stu­dents sec­ond year of stud­ies, the learn­ing pro­gramme requires that they organ­ise a fund-​raising event. Organ­is­ing such an event not only teaches our stu­dents the nec­es­sary skills to suc­cess­fully organ­ise a fund-​raising event, but also empha­sises an aware­ness of the social respon­si­bil­ity of lead­ers – lead­ers who know how to lead as well as to serve.

Mrs Karin Smith, owner/​director of IHT Hotel School, together with Mr Charl Olivier, Project Man­ager of Touch­ing Lives, reg­u­larly vis­its the care cen­tres to deter­mine their imme­di­ate and long term needs. These needs are then addressed by the fund-​raising efforts of the stu­dents together with spon­sors assist­ing Touch­ing Lives.

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Call: +27 (0)21 913 3005
Mes­sage: +27 (0)76 128 9840
Fax: +27 (0) 86 667 0875
Email: info@​ihthotelschool.​com