What is the project about?
This project is about the sponsorship of a training program for certified guides through the alliance of a local cooperative in Mexico. Co’ox Mayab, is a second level organization that unites a dozen cooperatives and ejidos dedicated to community-based tourism in the Yucatán Peninsula. Through a participatory analysis to detect risks in the organization, the need for social enterprises was to have at least one member certified with NOM-09. The NOM-09; is a mandatory technical regulation that establish specifications and procedures to ensure that products, processes and services comply with minimum information, safety and quality requirements, among other aspects. With the aim of reaching international standards of tourism quality and improving the competitiveness of their social enterprises, our goal was set and just wanted to make it happen!
How is VSocial involved in the project?
The ViSocial foundation enabled the costs for the trainers’ fees, the transport of participants and the management expenses of Co’ox Mayab. Along with this, we had the opportunity to travel to San Crisanto, where the NOM -09 took place and meet 16 youngsters anxiously willing to participate.