SEYCHELLES HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND RAFFLES LAUNCH HERITAGE AWARDS
In a remarkable private / public sector cooperation have the Praslin and La Digue Heritage Awards been launched at the Raffles resort on Praslin island, when the Seychelles Heritage Foundation announced a new award scheme. In particular children can submit their projects and research into heritage sites, traditional dance, crafts, food and more and will then be up for annual awards, starting in 2013. SHFs CEO Patrick Nanty and the resorts General Manager Simon Hirst were both at hand to make the announcement. A year ago was the Praslin Heritage Trail launched, reported here of course at the time, and the acceptance of this concept by tourist visitors has clearly encouraged the heritage foundation to expand their scope, helped by generous support from Raffles. An exhibition set up by SHF was held alongside the event during which the announcement was made.
Visit www.seyheritage.sc for more information on the valuable work SHF undertakes to promote culture and heritage across the archipelago.