Without spoiling any surprises, the discreet carnival committee chairperson, Gemma Camille, revealed that “it will be a big team as per usual with the support of members of staff from different areas of the academy. And a professional artist will be enlisted to help us decorate our truck,” as she described this year’s float entry for carnival.
The Seychelles Tourism Academy will now be in a better position to go all out to defend its best carnival school float title, after a SR20, 000 donation from leading wholesale company ISPC, on April 8.
Money provided by the ISPC along with the school’s own set carnival budget, will be used to depict the academy’s original theme through their carnival outfits and pickup truck décor.
This donation was made at the ISPC supermarket, Bois de Rose, in the presence of ISPC Chief Executive Alfred Fourcroy, Seychelles Tourism Board Deputy Chief Executive Nathalie Didon, and Seychelles Tourism Academy Principal Flavien Joubert who was accompanied by a group of lecturers and students.
“ISPC is more than happy to partner with the tourism academy in support of the hotel industry and the future of Seychelles through tourism,” said Mr. Fourcroy.
He thanked the tourism academy for allowing his successful company which provides a wide range of quality products to tourism-related establishments with the opportunity to collaborate with them on ventures like this one. And he described the gains from an MOU signed between the two parties since 2006, as a “win-win situation” for both of them.
He finished off, promising to meet up at the much-anticipated carnival parade on April 24.
In his vote of thanks, Principal Joubert said that the relationship the tourism academy has built on with the ISPC from the signed MOU, is one of mutual respect and loyalty.
“The financial support the ISPC provides to the Seychelles Tourism Academy is worth about half a million rupees per year. And we in return, we are also able to give back to society. Be it in support of students going for overseas medical treatment, those whose houses have been burnt down, or Miss Seychelles…Another World beauty pageant.”
“This partnership is crucial and we hope to continue nurturing it for future projects, where we will be knocking at ISPC’s door again.”
Mr. Fourcroy also seized the opportunity to announce to the audience, the ISPC’s plan to expand and provide a state-of-the-art kitchen, which will boast two expert chefs who will prepare mise en place using available local ingredients.
The tourism academy students will benefit from this new venture, once it is completed, to learn contemporary techniques such as low temperature cooking, from the experienced chefs, one of whom will be a Belgian.
Սեյշելները հիմնադիր անդամ է Tourismբոսաշրջության գործընկերների միջազգային կոալիցիա (ICTP) .