TUI Futureshapers Tunisia trains 60 feminine mentors, enabling them to ship mentoring classes and empower over 500 girls to excel within the dynamic tourism sector

Regardless of its sturdy training system, a lack of understanding and life abilities about which profession to pursue signifies that unemployment in Tunisia is excessive, particularly amongst feminine graduates. Moreover, and though Tunisia has applied important adjustments in its constitutional, legislative, and coverage framework to advertise gender equality and remove gender-based discrimination, the labour market doesn’t but mirror this, and ladies nonetheless solely represent 1 / 4 of the workforce, dealing with an unemployment charge that’s twice that of males.

The TUI Futureshapers programme in Tunisia goals to counter this by constructing the capability of 60 feminine peer mentors, enabling them to ship mentoring classes to their friends and leading to greater than 500 younger Tunisian females, aged between 18 – 28, changing into engaged in high quality studying, employability and wholesome life.

This peer-to-peer mannequin implements a wide range of mentorship actions to ease the transition to work for ladies, improve tutorial retention and empower them to make knowledgeable profession selections. Intensive mentoring will enhance employability by constructing the required abilities and work expertise that enable girls to achieve a job and advance their careers. It additionally helps them in additional growing the tender abilities essential for profitable employment.


Along with the peer-to-peer mentoring, contributors will achieve entry to a collection of on-line webinars led by well-established entrepreneurs, overlaying matters comparable to enterprise mannequin creation, advertising methods, concept pitching and tourism innovation.

Thuraya Ismail, Mentor Arabia Govt Director says: “The true wealth for any human growth begins throughout their youth. Every certainly one of us is able to changing into a mentor and creating constructive change within the lives of many younger folks, and collectively we will ship a message full of hope, creativity and dedication for enhancing the current and creating a greater future’’.

A partnership with the Scholar Entrepreneur Centre of the College of Monastir (PEEMO) has been secured by way of the programme. This collaboration has opened prospects to attach with beneficiaries in key touristic websites for the nation, together with Monastir, Mahdia, and Sousse.


A spotlight of the mission is an entrepreneurship competitors, the place contributors could have the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial concepts and initiatives. This competitors would be the pinnacle of the programme, with contributors pitching their initiatives to a distinguished panel of judges. Winners won’t solely obtain recognition for his or her progressive concepts, however may also achieve entry to seed funding and ongoing help to rework their visions into thriving ventures. With that, six new female-led social enterprises can be established and supported in Tunisia.

Alexander Panczuk, Govt Director of the TUI Care Basis, says: “The TUI Care Basis recognises the power and resilience of Tunisian girls and their distinctive management potential. A brand new technology of proficient and expert feminine entrepreneurs will assist to pave the best way for Tunisia to thrive. This programme is a novel alternative to uplift and empower girls throughout Tunisia and provides all of them the instruments they should grow to be profitable enterprise homeowners.”

TUI Futureshapers Tunisia is a part of the worldwide TUI Futureshapers programme that empowers younger folks to show social challenges into entrepreneurial alternatives in tourism locations comparable to Portugal, Morocco, Senegal, Cape Verde and Tanzania.

Vicky Karantzavelou

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Community the place she is the Editor-in Chief. She can be answerable for the each day operation and the monetary coverage. She holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Tourism Enterprise Administration from the Technical College of Athens and a Grasp in Enterprise Administration (MBA) from the College of Wales.

She has a few years of each tutorial and industrial expertise throughout the journey business. She has written/edited quite a few articles in varied tourism magazines.


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