President Faure meets with the Red Cross Society of Seychelles
02 September 2020 | State House
President Danny Faure received a delegation from the Red Cross Society of Seychelles at State House this afternoon. The delegation included the President of the Society, Mr Kisnan Tamatave and the Secretary General, Mrs Marie-May Bastienne.
During the meeting the delegation briefed the President on the implementation of the various Red Cross core programmes and projects as well as new activities in line with supporting the country through the COVID-19 pandemic. As a society heavily reliant on volunteers and humanitarian contributions, the Red Cross Society with the support of Government, has over the years managed to implement a number of key projects to support the community, especially during times of emergency and disasters.
President Faure conveyed the country's sincere appreciation to the Red Cross Society of Seychelles for their commitment and continuous support, especially during the ongoing Public Health Emergency where coming together and working in common purpose is key to ensure our community and country remains safe. "Today I would like congratulate the Red Cross Society of Seychelles for your achievements and successful implementation of key community projects despite the challenges. It is this kind of determination and commitment that we encourage other organisations to adopt and our future generations to learn from," said President Faure.
Some of the Society’s recent projects include First Aid and Emergency Response training, distribution of a special Hygiene Kit for Students receiving Dedicated Funds in Schools, provision of supplies for temporary shelters in the community, responding with on-site volunteers during the restriction of movement period and collaboration with the Department of Health for various types of support as required. In addition to sharing their accomplishments, the Society also shared ongoing challenges and possible solutions.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) of which the Seychelles chapter forms part is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 190 member National Societies. The Seychelles Red Cross Society is focused on four core areas: promoting humanitarian values, disaster response, disaster preparedness, and health and community care.