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Air Seychelles extend support to orphanages in Seychelles

Air Seychelles today donated various items to the National Council for Children (NCC), the body responsible for the protection and safety of the children in Seychelles. 

The donation including confectionaries and a wide range of packaged food items was handed over to the Director of President’s Village, Brigitte Balette in the presence of NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Claude Matombe by the Air Seychelles Head of Corporate Affairs, Sheryl Barra during a small ceremony held at the NCC headquarters in Bel Air.

The items which will be distributed to the Children’s home across the island by the NCC was a great initiative from the employees of the airline as part of its yearly corporate social responsibility of giving back to communities where it matters.

Speaking at the event, Air Seychelles Head of Corporate Affairs, Sheryl Barra said: “As the national airline we are committed in making a positive contribution and a real difference within the Seychelles community.

“Encompassing the traditional end-of-year corporate social responsibility activities where the national airline host an event at a specific orphanage locally, late last year we opted to go for another approach.

“As such with the support of the staff members we managed to conduct a campaign internally across the business whereby the staff extended their support towards this project by contributing various items useful for the children’s home.

“For their kind hearted support towards this project I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the Air Seychelles staff members for their generous contributions and also the NCC for their support in accepting the donation on behalf of all the orphanages.”

NCC CEO, Jean – Claude Matombe thanked Air Seychelles staff for their generous donation by saying: “We are so lucky to have you as a donor , and it is this act of kindness that helps us to realize that there are unsung heroes out there, who believes in the future of the less fortunate.

“Air Seychelles is helping our children spread their wings because this donation will to a large extent, help to provide quality care for children and to further strengthened our programme to improve the overall well-being of children, hence words cannot really express how grateful we are today.”

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.