Extra-Curricular Education for Kids in Seychelles

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust


On Mahe Island in the Seychelles, we offer support to the Presidents Village Children's Home (PV). PV provides a stable environment for 65 children, aged 6 months- 18 years old. All the children who live here do not have a permanent home of their own, for various reasons. We support PV by offering extra-curricular activities for the children. Our main, weekly, activity is taking the children to the beach for swimming lessons and introducing them to the marine environment on their doorstep.
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PV cares for children from families that are unable to care for them for various reasons. This can include a history of abuse, drug abuse and/or lack of social stability. Some children have been neglected or abused, while others have disabilities or learning difficulties. The children have a good standard of care at PV, however, lack additional support afforded from family care such as emotional, educational support and exposure to life challenges that produces well-rounded individuals.


Our program focuses on swimming/ snorkelling activities and environmental education. These skills are useful should the children wish to pursue careers in the blue economy sector. Additionally, most of the children do not have exposure to English, so our activities provide a good foundation and help to build confidence. Our intervention gives the children an opportunity to learn new skills, develop confidence and benefit from small group interactions.

Long-Term Impact

Though weekly, structured interactions between ourselves and the children, we will build confidence in swimming, snorkelling, speaking English and knowledge of the marine environment. These skills are invaluable in an island state that relies heavily on tourism and the oceans that surround it. It also provides the children with an extra layer of support and care that is difficult for PV to provide due to limited staff and financial resources.


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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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