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  •  The president attends the annual graduation ceremony of STA
    The president attends the annual graduation ceremony of STA
     The president attends the annual graduation ceremony of STA
    The president attends the annual graduation ceremony of STA
    Africa1 week ago

    The president attends the annual graduation ceremony of STA

    President Wavel Ramkalawan was the guest of honor at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) annual graduation ceremony held at the University of Seychelles (UniSey) Auditorium, Anse Royale, yesterday afternoon.

    Graduates who attended the morning session due to space restrictions joined the others in the afternoon.

    Two hundred graduates who have successfully completed their studies in Restaurant and Bar, Food Preparation and Culinary Arts, Lodging Operations and Services, Tourism and Tour Guides, Front Desk Operations and Services, Wellness and Spa, as well as Hotel Management.

    Ketsina William, who took the Advanced Certificate in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts course, won the President's Cup for Most Outstanding Student.

    The Director of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, Mr. Terence Max congratulated the graduates “Dear graduates, the Seychelles Tourism Academy; Along with all of your partners and stakeholders, they have played their part in developing the skills and knowledge that will enable you to further your aspirations to become the quality talent the industry demands.

    In addition to technical and managerial skills, the Seychelles Tourism Academy strives to instill in its students positive customer and service attitudes and a passion for hospitality where the notion of service is not servile.

    Passion and pride in tourism and hospitality infuse everything we do.

    do at the academy.

    We have provided the springboard for you, however, it is important that you realize that you are the engine of your success in this competitive and formidable industry,” said Mr. Max. “As you move through the world of work, there will be times of despair, frustration, and discouragement.

    My advice to you is to never give up your quest to realize your dream.

    The cultivation of courage and perseverance is something that you, as future hospitality professionals, will need to develop and manifest, not only for your careers, but also for your success and personal growth.” Prizes were also given to the students with the best performance in various areas of the different courses, and those with an outstanding general performance during the duration of their training.

    In addition, for the second year in a row, the Confucius Institute award was given to the top five Mandarin students in the Advanced Certificate.

    During the ceremony, different recognitions were given to the graduates under the Certificate level; Best Academic Award, Best Practice Award, Best Effort Award and General Award.

    In Restaurant and Bar, the winners were Hilary Amouna and Christy Bistoquet.

    In Food Preparation and Culinary Arts at the Certificate level, Kharishna Pillay and Aaron Esparon won the awards.

    Under the Hosting Services and Operations Certificate, Aruna Rabat and Staelle Sinon were the best.

    Next, prizes were awarded to those who completed the Reception and Service Operation courses.

    Tia Savy, Marie-Michelle Hermitte and Marie-Eve Didon take home the awards.

    For the Advanced Certificate in Restaurant and Bar, awards went to Jefferson Pierre, Angel Belle, and Aury Leon. For the Advanced Food Production Certificate, Ketsina William, Ashley Nourrice, Joshua Chetty were the winners.

    The Best Chinese Performer was Franchesco Boniface.

    Under the Advanced Certificate for Wellness and Spa, Best Academic Lawraine Marie and Andria Antat won the awards.

    The Best Chinese Interpreter was Bryna Albert, while Haley Benoit received the Best Interpreter award.

    For the Advanced Certificate in Front Desk Operations and Services, Best Academic Performance and Best Overall Performance went to Corine Pierre.

    Awards were also presented to Jessica Monthy and Stephanie Laporte.

    Within the framework of the Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Tourist Guide, the Award for Best Academic and Practical Executor went to Gracy Labiche.

    Prizes were also awarded to Tiffanie Joseph, Dyniz Finesse and Gaetanne Camille.

    In the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, the awards went to Antony Servina, Sherine Woodcock, Medhi Stravens and Martina Luther.

    In addition to the President's Cup of Prestigious Awards, Chantelle Cadeau and Hussayn Charles received the Directors Award for Most Improved Alumna at STA for 2022.

    The Minister's award went to three graduates of the Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma programmes.

    This award recognizes students who have performed exceptionally well not only academically, but have also displayed exemplary behavior and job skills in both academia and industry.

    Students exhibit an exemplary attitude and have the potential to develop leadership skills.

    They were Aruna Rabat (Certificate level), Haley Benoit (Advanced Certificate level) and Martina Luther (Advanced Diploma).

    Angel Belle received the Governing Board Award.

    The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks on behalf of all the graduates by Aruna Rabat and Sherine Woodcock.

    In addition to President Ramkalawan, guests at the ceremony included the Minister of Education, Dr. Justin Valentin, the Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, Ms. Patricia Francourt, the French Ambassador to the Seychelles, Mr. Dominique Mas, Member of the National Assembly, Grand Anse Constituency, H.E. .

    Waven William, Senior Secretary for Tourism, Ms. Sherin Francis, Senior Secretary for Educational Services, Ms. Merna Eulentin, Senior Secretary for Education Sector Development, Mr. John Lesperance, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Seychelles Tourism Academy , Mr. Derek Barbe, Director, Seychelles Tourism Academy, Mr. Terence Max, Dr. Phyllip Smyth, Director, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Mr. Adrian Sylver, Deputy Director, Shannon College, Members of the Governing Board of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, hoteliers and STA staff.

  •  President Ramkalawan Visits Students at the Plaisance Primary School
    President Ramkalawan Visits Students at the Plaisance Primary School
     President Ramkalawan Visits Students at the Plaisance Primary School
    President Ramkalawan Visits Students at the Plaisance Primary School
    Africa1 month ago

    President Ramkalawan Visits Students at the Plaisance Primary School

    President Wavel Ramkalawan visited Plaisance Primary School yesterday morning. His visit comes after the President received a letter from one of his P3 students; Raphael Mein requesting that I visit his school. President Ramkalawan was warmly welcomed into the school by students lining up from the main entrance. He was greeted by the principal, Mrs. Therese Athanase, and Raphael, who presented him with a bouquet of flowers.

    The visit began with a brief tour of the school facilities in key places that should attract the attention of the Head of State.

    The delegation then proceeded to the main meeting area of ​​the assembly where the school had organized a special program animated by the students themselves, with songs, moutya dance, poems and a short dialogue by two students about their roles and responsibilities as students. .

    Addressing the students and all those present, the President thanked them for their welcome at his school and the joy of being among them after Rafael's letter. He praised them for the talent they showed through their animation and encouraged them to keep working hard at school.

    “I was very moved when I read Raphael's letter, which is why I am visiting his school today. I am delighted to be here. Today you have shown me how talented you are through songs, dance and short dialogues. For this, I want to congratulate all of you. I want to congratulate the principal and her team for the exceptional job they are doing and how they have integrated our children with special needs into their school. To you dear students, I encourage you to focus on your education, you have our full support”, said the President in his words.

    In her welcoming speech, Ms. Athanase thanked the President for visiting her school at Raphael's request and that this demonstrates his interest in the development of Seychellois children's learning.

    For his part, Raphael expressed his gratitude to President Ramkalawan for responding to his request and that both teachers and students were honored to receive him.

    Before leaving the school, the President and his delegation visited Raphael's class and held a meeting with the school's management.

    Also present at yesterday morning's visit was the Minister of Education, Dr. Justin Valentin, the Leader of Government Affairs in the National Assembly, the Hon. Bernard Georges, Member of the National Assembly for Plaisance, Hon. Richard Labrosse, Member of the National Assembly for Roche Caiman, Hon. Audrey Vidot, Principal Secretary of the Educational Services Department, Ms. Merna Eulentin, Principal Secretary of the Education Sector Development Department, Mr. John Lesperance and other guests.

  •  Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls
    Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls
     Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls
    Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls
    Africa7 months ago

    Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls

    This is a testament that as a unified voice we can agree and support each other when it comes to a more worthy cause in support of all girls in Seychelles.

    VICTORIA, Seychelles, January 13, 2022 / APO Group / -

    All girls of school age in Seychelles, at the beginning of the January 2022 academic school year, will have access to sanitary pads free of charge in all public and private schools, as well as in vocational centers across the island. This was formalized during a donation ceremony held this morning at the SITE Auditorium, where VIJAY Construction Limited donated a supply of sanitary napkins, in the presence of President Wavel Ramkalawan and the First Lady, Mrs. Linda Ramkalawan.

    During the ceremony, President Ramkalawan described this achievement as a defining moment for the country as it continues to collaborate with key partners and makes further progress in implementing actions that will benefit all girls as future Seychellois women. On behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles, the President expressed his sincere thanks to Mr. Vijay Patel for agreeing to make the donation and allowing Seychelles to join other countries in the world that have embraced this same concept.

    “Today’s donation, which is of national importance, allows us to provide access to sanitary napkins for all our girls, marking an important milestone for Seychelles not only to ensure the product is available free of charge, but also as a gesture symbolic of our respect for the dignity of all our girls. I am further encouraged by the fact that this initiative arose from a motion submitted by a member of the National Assembly, the Hon. Regina Esparon where regardless of her gender or political views she received unwavering support and a unanimous vote on the motion put forward. This is a testament that as a unified voice we can agree and support each other when it comes to a more worthy cause in support of all girls in Seychelles. I would like to thank Bro. Esparon for introducing the motion and Mr. Patel for leading us to what we have managed to accomplish today,” said President Ramkalawan.

    The Government's decision to launch such a project was initiated by a motion presented by the member of the Glacis National Assembly, who is also the President of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus, Mrs. Regina Esparon, who in her intervention before the The National Assembly declared menstruation as a normal health-related process for women and girls and called on the government and stakeholders to initiate discussions on how to make health products duty-free, more affordable and accessible to women and girls.

    As part of this morning's symbolic donation, representatives from all of the high schools accompanied by their principals were on hand to receive Mr. Patel's donation. The donation first includes a six-month supply of sanitary napkins, of which schools will extend their supply according to the needs of their respective schools.

    For his part, Mr. Patel said he is honored to have had the opportunity to help, especially as he believes that sanitary pads for all girls are not a luxury but a necessity. He expressed the hope that the excellent partnership and collaboration with the Government will continue in efforts to continue providing a helping hand to support the community.

    Also present at the event were the Minister of Education, Dr. Justin Valentin, members of the National Assembly of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus, the Principal Secretary of the Education Sector, Mr. John Lesperance, the Principal Secretary of Family Affairs , Mr. Clive Roucou, Ministry of Education. officials and other distinguished guests.

    To see the full photo gallery, visit the State House Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StateHouseSey/