DSA’s international bazaar set for December 1


15-November-2012

This is the third year in a row the DSA will be organising the activity which has been set for Saturday December 1 at the National Library from 9.30am to 3pm.

This event has now gained popularity and the public have come to look upon this as an opportunity for buying Christmas gifts while tasting food and getting an exposure to different cultures.

Countries that will be represented at the bazaar are Austria, Belgium, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Russia, Seychelles, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

In addition, there will be stalls from the International School, ISPC, Maia Luxury Resort, Soroptomists, etc.
 
The raffle, which was extremely popular last year, will be yet another attraction apart from the bouncing castle, face painting and many more.

The funds raised last year in the bazaar have been used to buy dictionaries for schools and items for the Centre d’Accueil de La Rosière.

 Money was also spent on installing burglar bars at the old people’s home behind the Catholic mission to enhance security at the place.

In addition, money has also been committed to complement the Fisherman’s Cove generous donation raised as a part of Unicef fund-raising initiative. This will provide pediatric beds at the Seychelles Hospital.

A DSA spokesperson said: “We recognise that without the support of our long-term partners, including the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, private sector organisations who come forward year after year, and the public who make the bazaar a reality, we would be unable to fulfill our objective which has always been focused on making a difference to those who need a helping hand in the local community.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone once again this year.”

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