Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Children in the Wilderness: Developing skills for a sustainable future

Mason's Travel Supports CITW initiative

North Island, Seychelles - From 9 to 12 December 2013, North Island closed its doors to paying guests once again to accommodate and host a group of Seychellois children for another Children In The Wilderness (CITW) camp in collaboration with the National Council for Children (NCC) and with the support of Mason’s Travel.Mason’s Travel provided the transfers of the children to and from the island aboard their catamaran Anahita, as they have done for the past four years.
The participants numbered 25 children between the ages of 10 to 16 from various regions and districts on Mahé, and for the first time, 4 from Praslin, the country’s second biggest island.Speaking on behalf of Mason’s Travel, Group Brandings and Communications Manager Nicole St. Ange, highlighted the significance of the various organisations working together.

“It is gratifying to see the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Community Development and Social Affairs, the National Council for Children, North Island and Mason’s Travel all come together, dedicating their time and effort to provide the platform for such an esteemed educational programme,” she stated.Speaking of the CITW programme, she added that, “by working together we are not only teaching leadership skills to our youth, but we are also enriching their lives by exposing them to their natural heritage and giving the life skills through environmental activities, conservation adventures and demonstrating the importance of wildlife preservation.”

Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation, supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. According to the organisations website, “If we are to ensure that these places continue to exist – in this generation and those to come – we need the rural children of Africa to understand the importance of conservation and its relevance in their lives. Hence, our Children in the Wilderness programme - an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, focusing on the next generation of decision-makers – aims at inspiring them to care for their natural heritage and to become the custodians of these areas in the future.”

Local company Zil Air provided helicopter transport for the Ministers and dignitaries that attended the closing ceremony.

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