Ròya International, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education Sponsor Unique Educational Hospitality CSR Initiative at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

11 May, 2016, 07:08 ET from Roya International, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education

DUBAI, UAE, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Dubai Government Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Minors and Guardians Attend - Two Students Win Summer Scholarships

On April 28th, the BenchEvents 2016 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference teamed up with Ròya International's founder Ahmed Ramdan along with the Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (LRB) from Switzerland to encourage and nurture Emirati talent in the hospitality industry. 

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This major Emiratization initiative took place at Madinat Jumeirah Conference centre in the presence of H E Tayeb Al Rais, General Secretary of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), the Dubai Government Department responsible for Emirati youths who have lost one or both parents.

The schools presented information on career training paths and scholarships available for Emirati students accepted to study abroad in Glion or Les Roches.

Mr. Ramdan opened the seminar session which was attended by young students sponsored by the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation as well as young Emiratis working in the hospitality industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ahmed Ramdan, Founder of Ròya International said: "It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome such talented young students and introduce them to the field of hospitality. We thank both Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation as well as Glion and Les Roches for making this Forum a success.  Recently, HE Al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy has given figures on the industry that show Hospitality in the UAE as more than 8 percent of our total GDP in 2015 and expected to rise at about 5 percent per year. Our country is fast becoming a mid-world capital for business, leisure and events - and we want our young people to have a part to play in this bright future."

Two of the participating students won fully paid scholarships in Switzerland offered by Les Roches and Ròya International.

About Ròya International 

Founded in 1998, Dubai based Ròya (http://www.royainternational.com) is an international hospitality consultancy firm providing specialist expertise to the hospitality, leisure, tourism, food|beverage and real estate industries.  Known for their portfolio of work on iconic MENA properties, the group has expanded to include major projects on a global basis.  Headed by Ahmed Ramdan, the group and its more than 60 full time professionals offer the full range of hospitality advisory and asset management services.  Their sister company RPM (http://www.rpm-itl.com) are reputed project managers with a broad portfolio of large and small projects managed from concept to turn key delivery. 

About AMAF (http://www.amaf.gov.ae)

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) was established by the issue of law No. 6 in 2004 by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With the expansion of the institution in its work and functions, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issued law No. 9 in 2007 strengthening the work of the institution. 

AMAF ensures the welfare and care of nearly 2,400 minor children through the development of 'waqf' (trust funds) that provide for their support and the care of their affairs, according to Shari'a principles through a well-structured long term plan, conscious vision and insight.

Glion Institute of Higher Education 

Founded in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institute that offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and events, sports and entertainment management. Glion is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and ranked by luxury hotel hiring managers among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS Global Survey, 2013). Glion is located on three campuses in Switzerland and the UK: in Glion, above the famous resort of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva; in Bulle, in the heart of the Gruyère region; and in London. Glion has the unique advantage of offering its international student body an ideal, safe and multicultural educational environment.

For more information, visit http://www.glion.edu

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management 

Founded in 1954, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is a private institution based on the Swiss model of education. Les Roches offers undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management. With campuses in Switzerland and Spain (Les Roches International Hotel Management School, Marbella) and affiliated campuses in China and Jordan (Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College (LRJJ), Shanghai, China and The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA), Amman, Jordan), Les Roches offers students the opportunity to transfer between its locations to gain an international educational experience. Les Roches is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and is ranked by luxury hotel hiring managers among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS Global Survey, 2013).

For more information, visit http://www.lesroches.edu

Contacts:

Rabih Feghali, Ròya International,rabih@royainternational.com , Tel: +9714-343-2444 for more information.

For more AMAF information: malkamzari@amaf.gov.ae , Tel: +9714-280-8888

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