CEO Message

Welcome to the first Somali Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (SITAH). A very unique model in educating and providing opportunities for passionate Somali youth to enroll in the hospitality and tourism industry which is a booming sector and important for economic growth in Somalia. The Institute’s main campus is based in Mogadishu with recent ongoing establishment campuses in Kismayo, Garowe and Baidoa and just as you are successfully completing your studies at SITAH regard yourself as being part of a Family of graduates, skilled, certified and armed with qualifications that are most wanted by employers in the sector. With SITAH you are not only studying hospitality, with us you open up varieties of career choices, incorporating hotels, resorts, restaurants, airlines, cruise ships, event management, travel operators, tourist guides and eco-tourism. Our curriculum delivery goes beyond a theory in a classroom, we focus on growth and development of our students, through teamwork, collaboration with activities and events that creates a campus life in the essence of togetherness. SITAH combines its learning methods with industry domestic site visits, global and local guest speakers, paid part time and casual employment opportunities and recruits. With SITAH networks, stakeholders and global brands, we grow every day and with the demand of remarkable graduates get on spot jobs by giving our students an abundance of choice. SITAH graduates are always energetic, creative, innovative and full of enthusiasm and with the combination of knowledge, job ready practical skills and the right attitude, our students exceed industry standards. In fact, 90% of our recent graduating students have been employed or have chosen further study options in Mogadishu, Somalia. I know you have the desire to study what you love, and hospitality is such a resourceful lovely place, welcome to lifelong learning of what one loves, and guess what, studying with us is always exciting, interesting, colorful and challenging, yet a rewarding experience. I encourage you to now take the key to open your future career by enrolling SITAH.
Yasir Mohamed Baffo
A tourism expert. a visionary, a publisher, a Certified Trainier in Tourism & Hospitality and a Somali Tourism Promoter
Founder / Director

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