Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles
Advancing Young Lives Through Education Seychelles

Dear Supporters, 

GVI Cap Ternay has been working alongside the Presidents Village for many years, the money that we raise goes towards them in continuing their education of the marine world, and to make improvements at the facility that the children live in. 

In the past 3 months the staff and volunteers have been making one last push to raise money for the Presidents Village one last time. We have continued to create and sell our dive log books here on base, with the profit bring put towards one last project with Presidents Village, which currently is still being planned out.

Money that has been raised so far has been going towards the supplies for the children, including note books, calculators, text books, pens, pencils and everything they need to be prepared for the new school year. We have also supported them to make small improvements to their living quarters as well and communal spaces.

The whole team here in Cap Ternay also took part in organising a sports day for the children, which involved a variety of different games and challenges for them all to participate in. It was a great day for everyone that joined in for the fun!

We already have plans for our next 2 big challenges that will be happening later this year. The funds raised during these events will be going into the GVI Trust and we are still looking for partners that would be able to put the money to good use, so look out for our next report to see how our challenges go, and where we have decided to donate our fundraising to.

It has been a quiet three months here at Cap Ternay, but we are looking forward to our next couple of months ahead! Our next big challenge is to be a race around the island of Mahe with a scavenger hunt along the way, followed by our annual raft race within the Baie Ternay Marine Park which involved a large number of our local partners joining in the activity and bringing a lot of people from the local area all to bring awareness to the marine world and the issues that it is currently facing.

Thank you to everyone that has donated or supported us so far this year, and we hope to see your continued support for the last part of 2018, all the best from the Cap Ternay Team!

With Gratitude, 

GVI Seychelles Team 

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Dear Supporters, 

The past quarter has seen a steady continuation of GVI’s commitment towards the President’s Village. Weekly sessions have given the children of the home a chance to enjoy the company of the volunteers outside of the facility, as well as improving their English and snorkel abilities. Activities such as football, volleyball, Frisbee and bracelet making have taken place, giving the children a chance to exercise whilst having fun. A range of snorkel material purchased through the trust increases our input towards the children’s development by taking groups out snorkelling. This allows them to access the beautiful waters that are home to them, and hopefully build an appreciation at respect in order to protect the environment in the future.

Funds have been requested from the trust to purchase material such as stationary and books that will directly benefit the learning capacity of the children. This has been a suggestion given from the Village, and thus they will ensure that the purchases are directed to the right items that will make the most impact to the children. We will try to ensure that no child is limited by the lack of simple learning materials.

We are currently searching for environmental education material to supply the facility with. These will increase their knowledge of both the marine and terrestrial environments as well as the threats to the ecosystems. Hopefully with more environmental education the children can grow up to protect their local environment. However resources of such are inherently expensive, and thus future donations will be greatly appreciated to keep up-to-date with educational material.

The children benefit greatly from your support through the Trust. The next quarter will see a huge boost to the facilities resources and materials, and we will keep inputting items when they are needed. This will give the children a better chance in life, an opportunity that otherwise they would not have been granted.

Our contribution to the facility ties in with a number of Sustainable Development Goals, including Quality Education (SDG 4) and Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) though the solar panel project.

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Dear Supporters,

The much anticipated annual Cap Ternay Raft Race had finally come around, held in our very own Baie Ternay. Competitors from organisations all around Seychelles took part to cross the finish line first in their home-made rafts, including Ephelia Resort, Cabel and Wireless, Seychelles National Parks Authority and Wise Oceans. Money was mainly raised via an entrance fee, which included a BBQ at base, as well as purchases made afterwards during the celebrations. The money donated has been added to our previous collections, ready to contribute towards a large-scale project at the childrens’ President’s Village. A local mobile network operator, Cable and Wireless also expressed interest in donating towards PV as part of their companies’ obligation. Currently we are waiting on a local certification in which Cable and Wireless can more easily donate. The specifics of the project have not yet been established. Original ideas were to make the entirety of the village eco-friendly in their energy emissions through the installation of more solar panels. Recent ideas have included educational trips around local islands for the children. This is a great and unique experience for them, enabling them to see more of their own country, and with local experts they will be educated on the environment, the problems it faces and what can be done to ameliorate the impacts. Trips like this could really push their education and make them more aware of what is around them.

Besides this, the volunteers here enjoyed a day playing with the children in the village during our Croele Day, wherein the children can show their appreciation of the volunteers company once a week. A bouncy castle was also hired for the day, giving the children endless enjoyment and Christmas gifts were bought with money from Bar & Tuck profits on base so each child received a small gift from GVI for Christmas.

Weekly trips to the village are still underway, a great enjoyment both for the volunteers and the children. Discussions are underway to increase the educational output of the visits, and thus our community coordinator will be designing lesson plans, teaching them about the environment, as well as continuing with their practical experience of snorkelling at the local beach.

With Love, 

GVI Seychelles 

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Dear Supporters, 

The last quarter has seen a great boost in the management of our weekly visits to President’s Village with our new staff member Jean-Luke Bristol. As a Seychellois and thus speaking the local language, Creole, the communication with the village has greatly increased. They have also benefited from having a familiar face every week in which a better report can be generated. The weekly sessions are now more organized with a better understanding of children - the volunteers will have the pleasure of entertaining as well as more informative sessions. Jean-Luke will be here for an extended period of time and so we are hopeful that things will only get better from here. Now that the winds are beginning to change direction and their local beach is experiencing calmer conditions, most of the children spend the late afternoon, playing in the water before the sun goes down, a fantastic sight to behold.

With continual pressure on resources, the village have outlined a way in which we can benefit the children from the money raised through fund-raising. Currently, only half of their facility is powered by environmentally friendly solar power. They have expressed a wish to make their energy completely conservational and thus are planning to install more solar panels when enough funds are available. The benefits of which are numerous, including the ability to direct more funds away from utilities to the children. The GVI Trust were responsible for the initial installation of their current solar panels, and thus it would be a real accomplishment to realise this dream, benefiting both the children as well as the environment by reducing emissions.

We are all very excited for our annual raft race coming up, where local organizations can battle each other over the finish line in their home-made rafts. All donations will go towards the President’s Village as always, including the entrance fee that every competitor will contribute. We are expecting big things, especially after the success of the previous fund-raising event, Tour-De-Ternay.

Thank you so much for all your support!

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Dear Supporters, 

The most notable event for this quarter at Cap Ternay, Seychelles was the ‘Tour De Ternay’ that saw the participation of all the volunteers and staff in a day of exciting challenges and games. The day consisted of teams hiking up to the top of Matoopa (our local mountain), snorkelling to a secret beach and kayaking around the coastline, with games in-between to win back time. Fancy dress was encouraged, where teams really got in touch with their creative side (most costumes were unidentifiable at the end of the first challenge). 16 volunteers participated, making 5 groups including a staff team. 

The day was a tough one, both mentally and physically, but team work prevailed. The volunteers had a fantastic day, grateful that the event had been held and pleased with the money they had raised. The event cost nothing to arrange thanks to the generous lending of kayaks from the Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles (MCSS), Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S) and the Port Glaude Community Club. Winners were awarded a chocolate bar as well as a GVI branded T-shirt which was awarded during an evening BBQ to end the day. 

Overall, a total of 1400GBP was raised for the Presidents Village that will contribute to the maintenance of their compound. The success of this event leaves hope that it can be replicated next year and hopefully grow in popularity and support.

Thank you for your continued support!

With Gratitude, 
GVI Seychelles

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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