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Hotel School and enclose editing Social Project

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23-09-2015

Gramado-RS, September 23, 2015 - The Hotel Bangalôs da Serra and the Municipal School Henrique Bertoluci Nephew of Gramado-RS, concluded the seventh edition of the project "Knowing and Understanding Hospitality" on September 22 with the presence of students and teachers of the protagonists of the School initiative, local government authorities and artists and craftsmen of the city.

Denise Foss, Assistant Secretary of Education, thanked the partnership's Hotel, pointed out that other hotels were partners of schools and stated that the approval of the Education Plan in the city will further strengthen tourism and environmental awareness of the younger generation. Secretary of Tourism, Rosa Helena Volk, stressed the Hotel's historic commitment to education and the spread of lawn that being a small town, has positioned itself as the first tourist destination in Brazil.

For the Vice Director of the School, Jenifer Foss Saul, "the project is very important because it awakens in students a special look at this labor market and can finish primary school, with experience in the sectors of a hotel, another important factor of the project It is their relation to sustainability, creating responsible citizens. We appreciate the partnership with the Hotel because through this wonderful work, our young people leave school with a vision of a promising future."

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Students and teachers thanked the commitment and sensitivity Marilu Kern, Hotel managing partner and creator of the initiative. For the Hotel receive these students, it means the integration between business and community, including employees and future entrepreneurs or business partners."Importantly, the support of the leadership of the Municipal School, teachers and the Department of Education in carrying out the project that are active and understand that education goes beyond the classroom," said Kern.

Also attended the Ilton Gomes event, Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Services, who congratulated the owners of the Hotel by contributions; Juseleide Monica Ferreira, Coordinator of the Secretariat of Industry Area, Luciane Dias Moura, Sebrae-Gramado agent, and various artists and artisans Group Matizes,  which disclose their works through the Craft Space that provides Bungalows.

Camila Luz de Castilhos, the Convention & Visitours Bureau, said the events are a differential in inbound tourism for lawn and region. The institution partner in the project since the first edition, this concept also went through a conversation with students.

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Seven years forming citizens

In 2015, they were part of the initiative 16 adolescents aged 14 to 16 years of the ninth year of elementary school. Since 2009, seven classes totaling 140 students have participated in the project, which lasts three months.

In the 3-month project Knowing and Understanding Hospitality, Sustainability was the focus of all actions. The project's main objectives are to make teenagers aware of the daily routine of a hotel, they can understand their role as future entrepreneurs or workers This sector, which employs more and moves the economy of lawn, and preserve the history and local culture.

Students spent several days at the hotel, carried out research on hotels and people working in the hotel industry, worked in the kitchen making and serving your own lunch, they learned to making the bed, identified the form of book in the software reserves ...

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In order that students know other ventures to visit the Wish Serrano Resort was also of great significance. The history of Serra Gaucha and the start of the tour is always present.

The school's application this year teenagers eighth grade participated in two classes on history in total are another 20 adolescents aged 13-14 years in order to further integrate students to the project.

The history of design Knowing and Understanding Hospitality starts in mid-2005 when the children of the initial series came to know the hotel and do some fun activities. "In 2006 I made internship at school, and from this moment the ties were strengthened and adolescents began to question the direction they wanted to also come to the hotel. For us to do our part to contribute to our community, sowing sustainability means respecting and valuing the local culture, and thank you for your hospitality when I was an intern, "said Marilu Kern.

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