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Seychelles Centennial Women Lions Club assists more school with green house shelters | 14 December 2019

Seychelles Centennial Women Lions Club assists more school with green house shelters

A souvenir photograph after the signing (Photo: Louis Toussaint)

The Seychelles Centennial Women Lions Club (SCWLC) has assisted four more schools financially to set up their school gardens green house shelters.

Baie St Anne primary school represented by head teacher, Monique Lesperance, Plaisance primary school represented by head teacher Therese Athanase, Mont Fleuri Primary school represented by head teacher Daniela Antat and Mont Fleuri secondary school represented by head teacher Marc Arissol, received R10,000 each from the president of SCWLC, Kalaichelvi Karunakaran, for the construction of their shade houses.

They were presented with their cheques during a short memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony to concretise the gardening projects.

The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) yesterday morning.

Present were the director general for secondary education, Odile Octave; the director general for early childhood and primary education, Cyril Pillay; past president of SCWLC, Dhana Sasikumar; past president of Lions Club D.V. Sharma; other representatives from SCLWC and MEHRD and eco-leaders from the respective schools.

In her address, Mrs Karunakaran said that it is the responsibility of everyone in the society to support the younger generation so that in future they become wonderful citizens to protect our planet.

Mrs Karunakaran further said that SCWLC embarked on this wonderful project to assist the students with an extra activity that will sensitise them on the importance of agriculture as the back bone of the society, and also on protecting and caring for our environment.

She noted that the school is the right place for the kids to learn about those issues among other responsibilities and good values.

On behalf of his colleague head teachers, Mr Arissol thanked SCWLC for the donation towards a wonderful initiative and promised that the money will be put to good use.

SCWLC has also for the past six months sponsored six other schools, namely the Anse Boileau, Baie Lazare, Anse Royale, Au Cap, Anse Etoile primary schools and English River secondary school, to set up their shade gardens.

It has also been involved in health promotional activities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and with school children through the MEHRD.

 

Patrick Joubert

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