Press release

Five districts benefit under the Adopt A District Programme

June 21, 2024

The Foreign Affairs Department and the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs are pleased to announce the impactful contributions made to five districts—Mont Fleuri, Pointe Larue, Roche Caiman, Takamaka and Au Cap—under the Adopt a District Programme. The handover ceremony was held at Queau de Quinssy on Friday, 21st June 2024. Launched in October 2022, this initiative aims to forge stronger connections between Seychelles Honorary Consuls and local communities, enabling a deeper understanding of district-level issues and challenges.

Mont Fleuri Secondary School’s after-school IT programme has received a generous donation of 10 laptops. This invaluable contribution comes from the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles in Eswatini, Mr. Nasser Ahmed Mansoor, and will significantly enhance the educational resources available to students.

The Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Seychelles for Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Ahmad, in collaboration with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles for Mombasa, Ms. Natasha D’Suza, have provided a consignment of sports gear and equipment. This donation aims to foster athletic development and encourage physical activity among the youth in Pointe Larue.

The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles for Mozambique, Mr. Umar Abdul Shakoor Sorathia, has generously donated Euro 2,800. These funds are designated for the local purchasing of equipment, specifically for upgrading and enhancing the local playground. This project is dedicated to benefiting the youth of the Roche Caiman community, providing them with improved recreational facilities.

In Takamaka District, the male beach soccer team, Stormy Taka, and the female volleyball team, Takamaka Ladies will benefit from high-quality sportswear donated by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles for Mauritius, Mr. Ahmed Parkar.

As for the Au Cap district, it has received a donation of United States Dollars 500 from the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles for Ghana, Mr. Kwame Acquah. These funds are earmarked specifically for the acquisition of musical instruments for the youth.

The Seychelles Honorary Consul in California, Mr. Shane Hensinger has yesterday donated United States Dollars 4,950 to the Friends of Seychelles in the United States, for the purchase of playground equipment for Bel Air district. Mr Hensinger also noted his appreciation for the hard work of the Seychelles’ of Honorary Consul General in Seattle, Mrs. Lise Church and Seychelles Honorary Consul in Texas, Ms. Elizabeth Willis.

In her address, Minister for Local Government and community Affair, Mrs. Rose-Marie Hoareau expressed her gratitude to the consuls. “To our Honorary Consuls, those present and those not present, on behalf of Minister Radegonde and myself, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to your engagement to the Adopt a District Programme. Your continued support and commitment are crucial as we invest in our youth and strive to enhance our districts. We know we can count on your continued support.”

Minister Hoareau further acknowledged the local leaders, stating, “I would like to also acknowledge the commitment of the Members of the National Assembly and District Administrators who have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the District Adoption Programme in their respective districts.”