CEPS has today launched its 2017 Volunteers of the Award. The ceremony took place at the Constance Ephilia Resort at Port Glaud, in the presence of the CEPS board members as well as the country’s Vice President and sponsors.
As part of the ceremony, the four main sponsors of the 2017 Award signed pledges as a sign of commitment towards this CEPS initiative.
Vijay Construction has once again pledged to be the main sponsor for the 2017 event. Mr Vijay Patel pledged R150,000 of which Rs100,000 goes to the winner and Rs 50,000 going to the runner up.
Constance Ephilia Resort has also pledged its support this year and will host the award ceremony and ball which is to follow.
Air Seychelles’s CEO Mr. Roy Kinnear signed the pladge on behalf of the national airline and pledged two return tickets to any Air Seychelles destination for both winners.
The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority has pledged to support CEPS again this year. Last year the SCAA sponsored the videos of all the nominees.
The CEPS Ambassador, Mrs Rose-Mary Elizabeth looked back on the 2016 ceremony and traced the various activities that have so far been initiated by CEPS following the 2016 award and the plans for the coming months.
In his address, the CEPS Chairman, Mr Jules Hoareau thanked all the partners for supporting CEPS for both 2016 & 2017 award. Speaking about the qualities that is required in a volunteer, he recognized love for others as the main strength of the volunteer followed by a desire to help others while getting no payments in return. He went on to thank all volunteers, especially those who are members of CEPS accredited associations.
Following the signing of the pledges, the Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Vincent Meriton launched the 2017 Award. In his address, he thanked CEPS for taking this initiative and recognised the sponsors for pledging to sponsor the event. The Vice President took the opportunity to thank all volunteers for their hard work and stated that while we have busy lifestyle, citizens needs to make time for volunteerism for the betterment of our country.
The CEPS Volunteer of the Year Award 2017, is schedule to take place on the 08th of December.