Mzuzu University (Mzuni) has underscored the need for a holistic view on tourism if the benefits are to trickle down to societies and communities.
Lecturer in the hospitality management at Mzuni, Zandivuta Kankhuni, said involving tourists in community development projects is one of the best means through which Malawi can greatly benefit and realise positive change in the sector.
“We would like to see that the benefits of tourism economically or socially should reach everyone in the societies or communities in which tourism is taking place,” said Kankhuni at the weekend when Mzuni’s Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management students toured Ripple Africa projects in Nkhata Bay.
The students later visited Kapanda Secondary School where Ripple Africa constructed an administration block, four classroom blocks, study room, laboratory and girls’ hostel.
The school’s Head teacher Collence Msiska disclosed that the school which used to register dropouts has this year achieved a 100 percent pass rate at Junior Certificate of Education examinations.
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