Strathmore University launched the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) in 2008 offering full time and part time (evening) degree programmes in hospitality and tourism management.
STH was established with the aim of uplifting the hospitality profession translating domestic work into professional work through education and professional training to provide competent workforce and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality industry.
This was in line with the teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva who desired that there be training institutions and universities dedicated to the formation of the work of the home where persons can be professionally trained to carry out these tasks with the greatest perfection.
Hospitality is creating a “home away from home”, a tagline most often quoted by hotels and accommodation providers. It is a common fact that everyone needs the warmth of a home and if this is missing then it becomes very difficult to learn how to relate in a truly human way. From this perspective, the homemaker plays a very important role in the well-being of society.
The hospitality discipline focuses mainly on the care of the human person, both in the tangible and intangible aspects of service. The presence of this discipline tends to humanize society and will deeply influence the human tone of the environment.