Pre-Wedding Activity: Gift-Giving in Mahe, Seychelles

November 2016.

A day before their much-awaited beach wedding, Witek Suchy and Eirene Napuli spent some time giving-out pens, writing materials and treats to kids of Grand Anse Primary School, in Mahe, Seychelles along with fellow travelers Ping Pata and Lim Ah Soon. The Pens of Hope beneficiary school was identified with the assistance of Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

Sylvette Joubert, Head of Grand Anse Primary School, introduced the volunteers to around 63 Seychellois kids who eagerly welcomed the group and received the gifts with generous smiles. The pupils, some with the support of their teachers, showcased their skills in writing their names.

Grand Anse Primary School is one of the Eco-Schools, a program which promotes sustainability through environmental education in all government schools in Seychelles. Teachers and pupils become aware of sustainability issues and find ways to help the school to become more environmentally friendly, such as energy and water conservation and solid waste management. The school is close to the beach with a river channel that flows to the mangrove habitat.

Mersi to Virginie Barbie and Brigitte Rignace of Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort Spa and to Mhil Pamilacan for the generosity shared to our volunteers through resource contribution, assistance and time. (Mersi is thanks in “Kreol Seselwa", a French-based creole language spoken in Seychelles).

About Seychelles

An archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean blessed with a year-round warm, tropical climate, the islands of Seychelles boast paradise escape - long, idle days basking in the sun on endless white beach, floating lazily in cool waters of azure blue ocean. Apart from the purely blissful purpose of just getting away from it all, tourists also enjoy Seychelles’ opportunities for water sports, walks and trails through lush countryside and wildlife exploration.

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