Four New Manq’a Schools in Sucre, Bolivia

An alliance with the public sector will allow to implement four Manq’a schools in the tourist city of Sucre, Bolivia.

Four New Manq’a Schools in Sucre, Bolivia

In the next six months, thanks to the support of the Municipal Government of Sucre to replicate the Manq’a training model, four Manqa schools will be implemented in three peri-urban zones and one in the historic center of the “white city”, one of the main destinations of tourism in Bolivia. 

The first school will open its doors on August 13. With this experience, Manq’a turns its attention to the hospitality sector, comprised mainly of the gastronomy and tourism industry, which are at a special moment of growth and expansion in Bolivia, particularly in the colonial city of Sucre. 

The training plan will not only cover gastronomic technical aspects, but will support young people through counseling, training and mentoring in businesses and entrepreneurships related to the hospitality sector. 

The school located in the historic center of the city, will be part of the “Sucre Turístico” circuit and will be attended and managed by students, who will offer traditional and healthy foods to national and international tourists.

The investment of ICCO and the Municipal Government amounts to 800,000 US dollars, pending the addition of new actors from the private and public sector.

Manq’a students with the Major of SucrePhoto: Manq’a students with the Major of Sucre

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