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SNYC unveils four values for 2021 |11 June 2021

SNYC unveils four values for 2021

Ms Belmont speaking at the launch ceremony (Photo: Louis Toussaint)

Love, Appreciation, Cooperation and Responsibility are the four values that the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) will focus on for the remaining of this year.

The values were unveiled in a short ceremony yesterday morning by the chief executive of the SNYC, Penny Belmont, in the presence of a group of pupils and other guests.

The aim of the values programme is to inculcate in young people values which are considered as noble to create positive and creative attitudes.

It is expected that these values will help foster leadership skills development and character building in our young people.

Following its official launch in 2012, the Values Programme immediately established itself as the new chorus of the SNYC and the youth department. With a value being launched every month, a new way of life is gradually settling in through a generation of youth and its workers.

Addressing those present for the event, Ms Belmont noted it is our belief and our values that influence the actions we take in our day to day life.

“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 Belmont.

She added that the SNYC is yet again bringing the value to the community to the youth and families. She explained that the four values – Appreciation, Cooperation, Responsibility and Love – are all used carelessly but we should from now on pay more attention to them and take them more seriously.

“We all need to value our lives every day as we are not sure about tomorrow. We must be more compassionate towards one another and strive to be the best version of ourselves,” said Ms Belmont.

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

During the launch ceremony there were several performances from a group of students who recited poems and gave testimonies of what the values mean to them. There was also a performance by popular local artist Telcy.

Beryl Dodin, a counsellor at the SNYC, said in the past they encouraged youth to showcase the true meaning of these values by visiting hospitals and homes for the elderly and helping out in the community. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this year the activities will mainly take place on the social media.


Christophe Zialor

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