By A Staff Reporter -
MUSCAT — Dar al Atta, a non-profit charity organisation in Oman, has inked an agreement with Shangri-la Barr al Jissah Hotel for training Omani women seeking to empower skills and knowledge.
The month-long programme will offer hands-on training in food preparation besides empowering the participants with technical skills in hospitality management with the overall view to prepare them for participating successfully in economic development of their family, society and nation in future with a strong foundation and unique skills set.
As a facilitator of this training course which comes as part of a charity initiative, Maryam al Zidjali, head of Dar al Atta said: “This project is an exciting opportunity for Omani women who want to acquire professional guidance and hands-on training in essential food safety and hospitality skills.
Both knowledge channels are acquired through their application: by preparing food in a real kitchen environment.
“We are happy to enter into such an agreement with Dar Al Atta that will help Omani women train under our professional supervision for a month. As an organisation, Dar al Atta focuses on helping people to become self-reliant by encouraging them to acquire new skills needed for starting their own businesses and we appreciate such initiatives,” said a spokes person from Shangri-la Barr al Jissah Hotel.
In 2011, Dar Al Atta helped four Omani women to train with Shangri-la Barr al Jissah Hotel and this year expects the same number of trainees to participate. Dar al Atta has helped provide training opportunities for more than 300 people in the past few years.
The last programme saw 18 Omani girls from Jabal Akhdar train in small business operations and 11 Omani girls getting training on kindergarten management.