Cooperation between the UNUO Association and Valamar through the project of social inclusion of persons with disabilities

first_imgThis week, the Association of Teachers in Hospitality Education (UNUO) carried out a project of cooperation with Valamar in the field of social inclusion of people with disabilities, as part of which they presented themselves to Valamar’s guests by preparing their sweet and savory specialties – Zlevki.The members of the Association promoted their professional skills for cooking and serving in the Lanterna Premium Camping Resort and the Valamar Zagreb Hotel, as well as in the Valamar Administrative Building in Poreč. In addition to impressing guests with their art in preparing desserts and their healthy biscuits, they had the opportunity to help the staff of the Administration Building restaurant prepare a hot meal for employees, socialize with them and share experiences.The association was founded in 2009 by Vedran Habel, a chef by profession, in order to provide people with disabilities with knowledge in the field of catering that would enable them easier access to the labor market. Since then, the Association has realized numerous educational workshops and projects with the main goal of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.”Cooperation with Valamar is, above all, a huge experience for our association and employees, which will certainly help us in acquiring new knowledge. In addition to helping to educate people with disabilities in this way, we are also working to break down the prejudices that are still present when we talk about people with disabilities. I think that Valamar is a good partner and that we have achieved quality cooperation with this project, and we hope that in the future we will have more similar projects.” concluded Vedran Habel, President of the UNUO Association.”Valamar Riviera and the Association were connected by the same reflection on the importance of the inclusion of people with disabilities in the hospitality profession in the world of work. This pilot project, the first in a series of this collaboration, provided a better understanding of the required skills and abilities, both for people with disabilities on the one hand and their mentors and future colleagues on the other. ”, pointed out Nevena Tolanov, Head of Human Resources Development and Project Coordinator.RELATED NEWS:last_img

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