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Haiti - Jacmel : Special training for 45 artisans
15/10/2017 09:46:42

Haiti - Jacmel : Special training for 45 artisans
From October 10th to 18th, at the Interpretation Center of the Carnival of Jacmel (CICAJ), 45 artisans of jacmel undergo a special training, an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and financed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID). Two designers from the City of New York lead these training sessions: Mrs. Aviva M. Shulem, Professor at Parsons School of Design and Ms. Sheila J Meyer, Textile Expert under the technical coordination of Mrs. Tancrède Nathalie.

Friday, Minister of Tourism Emilie Jessy Menos visited these training sessions aimed at strengthening the capacity of artisans to create and produce handicrafts that meet international standards. "The tourism industry relies heavily on the contribution of craftsmen. We want make more efficient our designers who decorate the trip of each of tourists arriving in the territory," said Minister Menos.

For Minister Menos, the initiative to support crafts through training, is based on the Government's vision to involve all the links in the chain in the development of tourism in the country. "An inclusive tourism that does not distinguish and neglect anyone (Zafe Touris Se Zafe Tout Moun)."

As a follow-up to this training, the Ministry of Tourism will support the creation of a platform for the sale of craftsmen's products as well as their participation in trade fairs both nationally and internationally .

HL/ HaitiLibre


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