Safety measures at President’s Village gets big boost


Mr Faure addressing the gathering as he handed over the completed project

The project has been initiated by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) and started two weeks before Christmas.
Staff from the authority started work at various locations inside and out of the buildings.

 The technical team from the Electrical section of the SCAA replaced electrical sockets and emergency lights in the bedrooms and hallways and installed ceiling fans in the dining room.

They also bought and installed security lights on the premises.
Fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers were also put in, and existing but expired ones were replaced.

Fire hose reels were put up, and emergency exit signs in hallways fitted, with the total cost of the project reaching some R30,000.

The authority said that at a time when domestic fire is very present in our society and is every family’s worst nightmare, they have made it a priority to ensure that the residents of the institution are prepared in the eventuality of a fire, or even becoming the victims of thieves, since the village premises was too dark for comfort at night.

A fire drill was also organised for the staff of the village, with another one to be held for all the residents soon, so that the maximum number of people are prepared should they ever have to face a fire breaking out.

In a small ceremony held at the village yesterday afternoon, the chief executive of the SCAA Gilbert Faure officially handed over the project to the chief executive of the Children’s Homes Foundation Noella Gonthier.

Mrs Gonthier accepts a donation of tents from Mr Faure

He also handed over a donation of tents, to be used for the various outdoor activities organised for the children.

And after the ceremony all the guests – who included a number of SCAA staff – joined the children for some refreshments.

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