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Rotary Club signals good intentions towards The President’s Village

The Rotary Club of Victoria, already a long standing partner of the National Council for Children, NCC recently handed over two water dispensers and a small deep freezer for the benefit of the residents of The President’s Village.

The donation was handed over by Mr. Sunil Dhanjee, the sitting President of the Rotary Club of Victoria under the watchful eyes of other representative of the club, including , Ms Shelly Oukabay the visiting Governor of Rotary District 9220, which covers Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, Djibouti and Comoros.

“We want to work more closely with NCC this year as we want to bring more attention to the children in the different orphanages,” said Mr Dhanjee at the ceremony.

He added that ‘in the past [Rotary Club of Victoria has worked closely with NCC] in the promotion of children’s safety and their advocacy against child abuse and child protection and in improving the well-being of children’.

As part of their mandate towards vulnerable groups in the community, Rotary Club of Victoria followed up on their promise by hosting a free film show at the Deepam Cinema for the over 60 children currently in Residential Care Homes in the country.
“We would like to help ensure that every child is able to fulfil their potential irrespective of their circumstances, thanks to partners such as Mr. Subash Pillay”, stated Mr. Dhanjee.

As this year, the council has declared ‘Perseverance’ as their theme; NCC is looking towards such organisation to help them in their endeavour to improve the lives of children in Seychelles.

To note, the Rotary Club of Victoria was the first group to show interest in the theme, through a donation of a Television to the management staff of the Ile Perseverance Secondary School.

“We are getting very excited about the possibilities and with the kind of response that we are getting from partners such as [Rotary Club of Victoria] –everything seems to be possible”, said the Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Mr. Jean-Claude Matombe following the events.