Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne students are passionate but they also feel a strong need to contribute to society. Therefore, they have organized themselves to be more than just an individual and impact the world on a greater scale. Here’s how they do it:
Student Social Responsibility
The focus of the SSR committee lies entirely on improving social welfare. Their aim is to raise awareness amongst the society around us and to support people the less fortunate.
Students, staff and faculty members and externals are encouraged to participate in events and contribute their part in supporting a humanitarian cause. The money raised from the events is donated to partner associations and is used to improve the lives of individuals in need all over the world. Additionally, SSR helps out at “LaSoupePopulaire” in Lausanne, an institution where everyone with less means is welcome and receives a free meal at night.
Events organized: Fundraising Dinner, Holi Festival, Sale of Cookies for Change, Orange Sale for Terre des Hommes.
EHL Smile is a non-profit organization that was founded over 20 years ago by a group of EHL students. It creates and supports hospitality vocational training centers for underprivileged youths in developing countries. It works with other NGOs and provides financial support as well as pedagogical support.
Since it’s creation, EHL Smile has been involved in over 10 projects in countries such as Ethiopia, Madagascar, Bhutan, and Cambodia.
Events organized: gala dinners, auctions, sponsored runs, car washes, the meddinners to raise funds and help build, equip and run the vocational training centers.
Students Helping Students
SHS aims to produce a conductive environment to promote academic learning, a well-rounded and integrated student life and to create a welcoming environment for all EHL students. The organization improves student relations by ensuring a peaceful affiliation in the student body, helping those with needed academic support and facilitating general integration of all campus activities.
Events organized: Review Sessions (academic support for students willing to improve their knowledge and be prepared for midterms and final exams) and Buddy Program (older students helping new students integrate the EHL environment and the EHL family).
There are over 30 committees, associations and student projects at EHL which together make up an important part of EHL Student Life. If you have not explored them yet, get to know all committees and how they contribute to the vibrant life of the EHL community in the link below!
*This article originally appeared on the EHL Website, with minor edits by the Edukasyon.ph team.