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Absa Seychelles supports Anse Royale Youth hostel’s students   |18 March 2023

Absa Seychelles supports Anse Royale Youth hostel’s students   

Some of the residents of the hostel enjoying the football table

Absa Seychelles this week donated a digital football table to the Anse Royale Youth Hostel Which provides temporary lodging for groups of students from neighbouring inner islands to the main island to complete their tertiary or extended studies.

Present to receive the donation on behalf of the hostel was hostel director Roger Alphonse who noted that they are constantly seeking healthier habits and routines to help out the students as studying is only part of the experience at the hostel.

“We are very grateful to the Absa team for extending our line-up of offerings currently available to our students while they reside with us,” added Mr Alphonse.

Handing over the football table, head of compliance and member of the Absa Seychelles corporate social responsibility (CSR) committee Helda Antoine said as part of its citizenship promise, Absa Seychelles is always seeking new partnerships that benefit the community and allows it to extend a helping hand to vulnerable groups across our islands. 

“Our youngsters are the leaders of tomorrow, hence supporting and enabling them while they further their education as well as having a safe and healthy past time is one of many ways Absa Seychelles is ready to support this community of students,” added Mrs Antoine who further noted that as part of its commitment to being a “Force for Good” in the community, they are also helping to provide safe spaces for keen young people to develop lifelong principles of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

“This initiative ties in with our long standing partnership and affiliation with the English Premier League as their African banking partner, and since football is one of our passion at Absa, we wish to share this with the Seychellois population,” added Mrs Antoine.

The youth hostel is currently home to 162 Seychellois students from both Praslin and La Digue. The hostel has a capacity for 200 students and was inaugurated in 1999 to offer much-needed lodgings.

During the month of March 2023 Absa Seychelles also made donations to the Women in Action and Solidarity (Waso) non-governmental organisation (NGO) group, further enabling the association’s growing portfolio geared at supporting vulnerable groups of women across our islands.


Text and photos contributed


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