SIDS Youth AIMS Hub- SEYCHELLES is the Seychelles Chapter of a regional network of young people on Small Island Development States (SIDS) in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) is a youth led NGO promoting and advancing youth-led sustainable development projects.
Our objectives is to provide a dedicated network that connects young people working for sustainable development in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region, namely Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Maldives, Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles and Singapore;
About the founders...
Ms. Angelique Pouponneau
Angelique Pouponneau, a 26 years old lawyer, at the time serving as the Speaker of the Seychelles National Youth Assembly was keen to advocate for sustainable development. She connected with the regional co-founders of the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub where she joined the team to put the regional hub in place and returned to the Seychelles to start the regional chapter.
Angelique is keen to get young people to appreciate that their individual actions contribute to a collective difference and believe that it is important to create more leaders and as such she believes that SYAH remains a platform for young people to be empowered, to engage and to have their voices heard on the issue of sustainable development.
Angelique is currently specialising in Environmental law so that she can marry her passion and profession and be better equip to engage with the issues so close to her heart. She also aspires to use the knowledge that she has to teach her fellow peers.
Ms. Anael Bodwell
Anael Bodwell, a 24 year old and working in the Performance Audit Department at the Office of the Auditor General.
She is currently studying towards her professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant.
She loves reading, writing and social media. She is also passionate about sustainable development and have co-founded two national youth NGOs in the fields of environment a
nd health, namely the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH) Seychelles and the Youth Action Movement (YAM) Seychelles.
She is a community volunteer and proud First Aider. She believes in social change and youth leadership. Her extensive engagement in civic work has lead her towards a lot of opportunities of development. Anael would like to further advocate for youth of Seychelles and promote youth empowerment
Meet the Board Members of 2017
President:Ms. Shantana Barbe
Shantana Barbe, studying for her Bachelors of Laws at the University of Seychelles. She participated in several environment activities such as Clean Up the world, restoration program on La Digue - Veuve Reserve, Tree planting campaign and so much more.
She has also participated in international / regional conference, representing SYAH Seychelles.
As a young Seychellois she is concerned about the fact that the
youth do not know much about their culture and
as part of promoting sustainable development she aims to facilitating activities where the youth can learn more
about our traditions
Treasurer: Ms. Shafira Charlette
Shafira Charlette, aged 21, is an environment activist. She has big passion for the environment and animal welfare. Shafira enjoys volunteerism; member of Eko Youth Wildlife Club, Island School Seychelles, SYAH Seychelles, Ambassador - Tunza Eco-Generation and Seychelles Pet Haven Society. She tries her best to encourage young people to engage in environmental activities and learn to appreciate it.
She is working as an Accounts Supervisor at H Savy Insurance and currently studying for her accounting degree on a part-time basis.
Shafira is also an entrepreneur; she owns her own Graphics Design and Photography start-up business, Simple Creativity. And she does most of our brochure, poster, flyer and etc.
Ordinary Board Member: Kalsey Belle