Naomi Ferguson (Dr Naomi Adeline) Occupation Medical Officer (Doctor) How are you using your profession to help students at large? Outside working hours, I have been doing activities to promote individual responsibility for one’s own health and also increasing health literacy of youth and of the whole community in general. What means have you used to achieve this? In September 2014, with the help of colleagues and the Health of Our Nation...


Interview: Jocelyne Dogley - The difference a teacher makes

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Name: Jocelyne Dogley Age: 25 Occupation: Teacher of English Language Message to young people. My message to young people is that nothing in life comes on a silver platter. You have to work hard to achieve your goals. Challenges are part of life and you have to face them in order to attain success. Lao Tzu states that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Therefore, be wise and take one step at a time as there is a time in life for everything....


Interview: Adrian Nanty - Youth, Sports and Development

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In your professional capacities how do you contribute to the development of the Seychelles? I am currently working with the Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) which is a government body focused on promoting investment in Seychelles. Working with SIB, I am able to help encourage foreign and local investors to set up operations in Seychelles which increases the country’s tax revenue and increases employment opportunities for the people of Seychelles. We are also able to provide...


Name: Haajira Jumaye Age: 24 Occupation: Public Relations, Communication and Protocol officer at the National Assembly of Seychelles In your current position how do you help the community? As the present Public Relations officer at the National Assembly, I help educate citizenry regarding the role of the legislature and their fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution relating to participation in government and decision-making. I organize visits at th...


Name: Marius Esparon Age: 23 Occupation: Benefit Officer Explain to us what is Ile Perseverance? Ile Perseverance is a reclaimed artificial island on the north eastern coast of Mahe, less than five minutes drive from Victoria. How long have you been living there? I’ve been living there since February 2011 among the 1st batch of people to receive their House keys to stay on the island. You were the young pioneer what did you have to do? As Perseverance lack...


Name: Anthea Laurence Age: 18 As a young islander you seem close to the small island developing state cause, tell us about your letter, and your role in the consultation. As an islander living in a SIDS, I stay well ahead with developments. In 2012, my English teacher came with this paper and asks us to participate in this essay competition held by The Living Rainforest in UK entitled Dear Mr UN Secretary General. I wrote my letter on Climate Change which was a major for...


Name: Ameer Ebrahim Age: 25 Occupation: Marine scientist undertaking a PhD in Marine Ecology What motivated you to choose this field of study? Having been raised in the Seychelles, where I spent most of my childhood snorkeling and fishing around the islands, pursuing a career in the protection of our precious marine life was an obvious choice. Over the years I noticed the changes in the coral reefs that were once bountiful and healthy. This concerned me g...


Making a Difference in Seychelles

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“ Imagine the solutions that might be found if young people are given the space and encouragement to participate and lead.” Kofi Annan Today is Commonwealth Day which is celebrated every year on the second Monday of the month of March. The Commonwealth are former colonies of Great Britain, which continue to speak English and share common values such as sustainable development and democracy. All 53 countries, although different, continue to share ideas and experience and ski...


VOY Blogging Internship - Definitely worth it

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I wondered what I would make my last post about, I thought whether it should be about the achievements of 2014 and looking forward to 2015 or a profile of myself or one last piece about the qualified right of freedom of speech versus tolerance. I think a piece on the internship is definitely what I will go for. I was on holiday in Belgium when I received the news that I had been successful in my application to be a Voices of Youth blogging intern. I have always had a love for wri...


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