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Youth learn about responsibility | 21 August 2019

Youth learn about responsibility

In line with the activities to celebrate the Seychelles Youth Festival, a workshop to promote the values of responsibility among post-secondary students was organised by the Seychelles National Youth Council yesterday morning at its head office in the Sacos tower in Victoria.

The workshop was aimed at increasing the knowledge of the delegates and bringing them to realise the importance of this multifaceted value in their everyday lives and interactions.

The workshop coordinator Beryl Dodin, a counsellor at the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC), noted that values are important because they help us to grow and develop to create the future we want to experience.

“We are focusing on increasing their knowledge on living values so that they better understand it and can practice and apply it to their lives once they leave here,” said the counsellor.

“Every individual and every organisation is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day. The decisions we make are reflections of our values and beliefs, and they are always directed towards a specific purpose. That purpose is the satisfaction of our individual or collective needs,” said Ms Dodin.

The chief executive of SNYC, Penny Belmont was also present to deliver a testimony. “We all need to value our lives as we are not guaranteed tomorrow, we must be more compassionate towards one another and strive to be the best version of ourselves,” said the CEO.

She added that when our actions and words align with our values, life is generally good and we feel content, confident and satisfied.

For some time now, the SNYC has been promoting good values, to educate the community about being respectful, under the ‘Values for one, Values for all’ (Valer pour mwan, Valer pour nou tou) programme.

The accompanying photos show some highlights of the workshop.




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