CEPS Volunteers Award – 3rd Edition Volunteers in the spotlight | 07 December 2019
Mita Charlette, Les Li Viv and Alvania Lawen rewarded
By Vidya Gappy
The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles (Ceps) yesterday hosted its third Volunteer Award, aimed at recognising the unsung heroes of society.
This ceremony was graced by the presence of Vice-President Vincent Meriton, the consular of the US embassy and quite a number of volunteers.
Mita Charlette, a volunteer from Waso (Women in Action and Solidarity Organisation) won the Best Volunteer Award and got a cheque for R50,000 donated by the Pillay R Group, a return ticket to any destination by Air Seychelles and a trophy.
Les Li Viv won the Best Association award. The chairperson of the association, Catherine Belmont, talked about the work of her association in the community by saving lives and giving a second chance to teenage and young mothers.
Les Li Viv received a cheque for R100,000 donated by Kannus Group, a trophy by Ceps, an air ticket from Kenya Airways and a ticket from Air Seychelles.
As of this year a new award has been introduced by Ceps, the ‘Achille Luc Kwame’ Award. This award is to honour the time and service rendered by the deceased and it is targeted towards people who are dedicating their lives towards the betterment of society. The winner of this newly introduced award is the young Alvania Lawen for her service in the environment field.
Seychelles NATION will come back on the event in a future issue.