The German Ambassador to Rwanda, Ambassador Heike Uta Dettmann, praised the opening of the Don Bosco Hospitality Centre in Kigali (Centre des Jeunes, Gatenga, Kicukiro) during her speech at the opening ceremony. The Centre’s main goal is to train professionals in the hospitality industry while also generating income for the Salesian Congregation in Rwanda.
She expressed her belief that investing in youth education is essential for the future of Rwanda, as young people are the driving force behind the country’s development. Ambassador Dettmann wished the Centre success and hoped that all students would find meaningful employment opportunities upon completing their training.
The Hospitality Center offers 35 rooms, 2 categories, a restaurant, a multi-functional hall for up to 600 seats.
The construction of this center was supported by the Salesian Congregation through the Office of the Rector Major, Don Bosco Mondo, AGL (Africa of the Great Lakes as a Salesian province), the Salesian Procures of Turin and Madrid, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development-BMZ
“At Don Bosco Hospitality Center, we are committed to training the next generation of leaders and innovators in the hospitality industry,” remarked Father Pierre Celestin Ngoboka, the Provincial Superior of AGL. “Through our training programs, we aim to empower our students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to succeed in this dynamic field,” he added.
Father Ngoboka further explained that “apart from training the young people, the centre is well-positioned to offer quality and advanced Hospitality services to all persons who are willing to use the facility.”
As Rwanda continues to emerge as a hub for tourism and hospitality, the establishment of Don Bosco Hospitality Center represents a significant stride towards meeting the growing demand for skilled talent in the industry.

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