The Bali-based Venus One Tourism Academy has made it possible for students affected by the economic crisis to pay tuition fees with coconuts and other natural resources, Wayan Pasek Academy Director Adi Putra reported to local media.
“Initially, tuition fees were paid in three instalments. (...) Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have introduced a more flexible policy. We produce virgin coconut oil, so students can pay their tuition fees with coconuts, "Putra said, adding that many people are taking advantage of this option.
According to the Bali Puspa News website, the academy also accepts moringa leaves and pennywort, which are used in the production of, among others herbal soaps. Profits from their sale will go to university. Products can be distributed by the students themselves to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
“We have to educate them about the importance of understanding the potential of natural resources in their surroundings. Once the pandemic is over, they will enter the world of tourism and hospitality services with exceptional skills, ”Putra said.
The school, which was founded in 2017, offers education in the field of hospitality and tourism. The university authorities informed that due to the pandemic, practical classes take place in three shifts, and the temperature of students is monitored daily. (PAP)