Education for neglected children in the Seychelles

Nov 27, 2012

Cap Ternay Beach Olympics

As the 2012 Olympics took London by storm, the GVI Cap Ternay base was also in a sporting frenzy. Staff and Volunteers of the Seychelles Marine base took up the challenge of a sponsored beach Olympics with the aim of raising much needed funds for the Presidents Village Children’s home.

The expedition members and staff were assigned teams, each team creating a country, flag and costume for the day’s events.  The Cap Ternay Beach Olympics opening ceremony saw the countries raising their flags and touches to an array of national anthems including Disney themes and the Monster Mash.  The day was a great success, the Seychelles weather held out ensuring rain never stopped play, keeping our sporting pitch dry and allowing such Olympic games as team gymnastics and sand castle building to go ahead.

The Presidents village Children’s home is located in Port Glaud, Mahe and provides a home to around 50 local children.  The Presidents village has been the charitable trust for GVI Mahe for close to three years and each quarter a large fundraising event is organised.  In previous years the funds raised by the charitable trust have allowed the children of the Presidents Village to visit the Island of Praslin for a camping trip and have enabled GVI to purchase bikes, shoes and clothing for the children.  

Each quarter an activity day is arranged with the Presidents Village where volunteers and staff will visit the children’s home.  The day is usually action packed with crafts, football and snorkelling and is an excellent opportunity for the volunteers to see firsthand where the funds will be used. 


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Project Leader

Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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Map of Education for neglected children in the Seychelles