Representatives of the National Council for Children, NCC, met with the Committee of Women Parliamentarians in the National Assembly recently, to discuss issues affecting children and ways that the committee members can assist and partner with the Council to improve the well-being of children in Seychelles.

The meeting held at Ile du Port was chaired by Honorable Chantal Ghislain and was attended by Honorable Regina Esparon, Honorable Sylvanne Lemiel, Honorable Noline Sophola and Honorable Flory Larue.

“The meeting comes at an opportune time, as we are currently reviewing the implication and application of corporal punishments in the country, in accordance with International laws,” states Jean-Claude Matombé, the Chief Executive Officer of NCC, adding that the response from the parliamentarians were very positive.

“We now know that we have the support of the committee in whatever we do as a Council and as an organisation, working for and with children in the country.”

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The Committee of Women Parliamentarians, is a Standing Committee of the National Assembly with the role of carrying out follow-ups on the compliance of the National Assembly and Government, in matters pertaining to women and men.

In that respect, Matombé says in the meeting NCC also stressed on the importance of the parliamentarians supporting programs geared towards men and boys.

“If we do not tackle the issue of involvement of this group, we will not see a difference in our society,” says Matombé.

Following the meeting, NCC says the Committee of Women Parliamentarians will be partnering with them in various activities geared towards parents and visits of facilities for vulnerable children in the society.

The first of such exchange will be held during the upcoming Child Protection week which will be held from 1st till 8th June.


  • For many years, the National Council of Children, NCC have been conducting an annual week where the highlight is on the safety and protection of Children.

  • Upon taking the management of the village late last year, the National Council for Children, NCC, inherited 30 children in permanent care at The President’s Village located at Port Glaud.

  • The view that fathers are not interested in their children’s well being and education may be misleading on many fronts.

  • The Hope Choir made their first appearances at the annual music festival, last weekend, through the help of young conductor Julien Alexis.

  • Not many people would give their life for the children of others, but 57 year old, Monique Louise, has been doing so for almost 31 years as a Child Support Officer at The President’s Village.

  • Students of Beau Vallon primary school have pledged to spread the message of Peace on International Peace Day.

  • A specialized clinic for children organised during the Child Protection Week by the National Council for Children, NCC, was so successful, that it had to be held twice, as too many parents turned out.

  • Only two months in the New Year and one organisation has shown great interest in investing in the largest residential care homes for children in Seychelles.

  • Creating a state orphanage was one of many dreams of Mrs Geva Rene, the Patron of NCC, for the children of Seychelles.  

  • A group of 16 children from various primary and secondary schools will be leaving the country on Saturday to participate in the International Children’s Festival in Samsun and Ankara, Turkey.

  • The National Council for Children is hoping to give a major facelift to The President’s Village in 2019, 32 years after it was erected.

  • The National Council for Children will soon review its services in the Inner Islands so as to increase its visibility.

  • Two months after it was launched at Ile Perseverance Secondary school, the Perseverance campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Children, (NCC) has been officially adopted in the Independent school.

  • After months of planning, the children residing in The President’s Village, located at Port Glaud, finally embarked on a first trip to Praslin and La Digue on 11th of January.

  • The number of boys who were referred to counselling and psychology section of the National Council for Children have surpassed that of girls in 2017.

  • Crew members of the HMCS Regina paid a visit to The President’s Village today, as part of their port call in Victoria.

  • It is a common knowledge that Residential Care Homes are for children only. Hence, upon reaching the age of 18, many of the residents of The President’s Village, located at Port Glaud, will have to leave the facility.

  • A few days shy of the International men’s day, celebrated on 19th November, a group of brave men met at the National Council for children, NCC, with a hard task ahead; regroup and reform an action group.