Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) commenced its Primary Schools Tourism Awareness program on South Tarawa and Betio from 19 April 2021. This program will run through to 05 May and targets Year 6 students.
The goal of the program is to provide students with an understanding of tourism, its benefits on the economy and community and the potential careers opportunities that exist in the industry.
Whilst tourism is not part of the year 6 syllabus, TAK’s School Tourism Awareness program helps enrich and enhance children’s understanding of tourism and provides them with valuable information on the potential it has to contribute to development in Kiribati.
The program also included the distribution of Tourism Careers posters.
Bikenibeu West Primary School teacher Mrs Kaetieti Iotua commented that such a program is important for students at this level to better their understanding on tourism and its potential. She added the posters will be put up on the wall to remind children of the many opportunities that exist in the tourism industry.
TAK is grateful to the Ministry of Education (MoE) for endorsing this program and looks forward reaching out to all primary schools across the country.
Source : Tourism Authority of Kiribati