TOURISM TRAINING | CAPACITY BUILDING | KNOWLEDGE SHARING | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | ENVIRONMENT
WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD AND STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF LOCAL ETHNIC MINORITIES, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, VILLAGE GOVERNMENTS, AND COMMUNITIES
The PATA Foundation and Capilano University have formed a long lasting partnership in an effort to deliver tourism training to two ethnic minority villages: Taphin and Lao Chai in the Sapa region of Northern Vietnam.
Since August 2010, a new set of projects and training programs built off a previous five-year project (2002-2007). The project model sees Capilano University volunteer faculty, students, and alumni working with Hanoi Open University faculty and students on programs that build and strengthened the capacity of the local ethnic minorities, small business owners, village government, and communities as a whole.