Seychelles

Seychelles Islands are an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. In 2007, the Seychelles National Institute of Education (NIE – institution responsible for the training of primary and secondary school teachers) offered courses through Prof. Michelle Martin in which the Earth Charter was a central part.

The organization Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S), with which Michelle Martin works, has been active in promoting the Earth Charter in different sectors, such as educators and policy makers, since 2010. S4S staff realized that they could use the Earth Charter to improve cross-sectoral collaboration in their country, and so they translated the Charter into Kreol and they have organized several activities to open dialogue about sustainability issues on the Island and to build capacity among community-based organizations (CBOs) and motivate them to becomw involved in decision making processes about things that matter to them. In 2014, they printed a new Earth Charter poster in English and Kreol which was widely distributed with CBOs. They also organized several EC workshops facilitated by Peter Corcoran, an Earth Charter advisor and long-time supporter from the USA.

 

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