If I were to try and tell you guys all that I learned and all that I did, it would be a very long blog indeed! But I’ll try to tell you what I did the last 3 days of my internship. I was given the task of taking pictures (Passport Size) of as many members of staff as possible so it could be used in their files. This was exciting to me because I practice photography both leisurely and professionally, it was an opportunity to show the skills I have acquired. By doing this I was able to meet a huge portion of the staff of Hunt Deltel and learn about what they do, they were all friendly and would happily oblige for me to take a picture of them. I even got the chance to explain to them what exactly the Blue Economy Internship Programme was, and they then told me what a great initiative it was, and I totally agree with them.
Hello guys! It’s my second week and I started it off at the Eden Island Marina which also falls under Hunt Deltel which I did not know before starting my internship. I met all the staff of the marina and was welcomed with warm smiles from everyone, after that I was given a tour by Mr. Keith Mellon, the Dock Master of the marina itself which consists of the main marina as well as marina north which we took a ride in a club car to reach.
Hello everyone it’s me again, welcome to my last blog as an intern at SMSA as my last day commence I have discovered about the world maritime day which for me was something new as I had no idea about its existence and I got the chance to visit the New port of Seychelles and to see how things work over there, in conclusion; extremely busy.
For the last 3 days of my first week I was attached to the documentation and shipping section. At the documentation section I met Ms Jacqueline Jaques and Ms Shahira Comme, where they handle all the documents needed for customers to get their releases so they can receive their shipment. I was able to contact some of the customers to inform them about the incoming vessel, TG Aphrodite that would be docking into the port two days after so they can get all their documents ready. I was a little anxious at first to do the calls but I got the hang of it after the first call.
Hi everyone it’s Yannick here on the second part of my journey into sustainable tourism. So far along this path down the rabbit hole, has been quite an unexpected one, especially for someone who has spent more time exploring other countries than my own, I am the very embodiment of the term ‘Touris Lokal’. I have seen more of Seychelles in these two weeks than I have in my 26 years, the level and contrasts of tourism development in Seychelles is staggering, with over 500 tourism establishments operating.
T.S. Eliot Once said, “The journey, Not the destination matters...”. a statement I’ve heard, many times in my life, yet I never understood what it meant due to my affliction of being a goal oriented person, always wanting to achieve my goals the moment I embarked upon them. However, during this internship I have learnt, it’s really not always the destination or goal that gives us joy, as much as it is the journey. It is the experience, the learning and being there that enriches ourselves. It is waking up, going to work every day, walking until my feet get sore, struggling, succeeding and even failing that made it so beautiful for me.
Hello, it’s Priya. Have you ever noticed how days go by in the blink of an eye? Well, that’s how I felt on my last day of work on Aride Island. How had I lost track of time? The hours of the day were always too short despite starting the job bright and early. Waking up to the sound of waves and birds chirping joyously had been soothing. At dusk it would always get noisier as all the birds would be coming home to their nests after spending their whole day at sea. This would always remind of how noisy it would be at home at that time of the day whereby everyone would be coming home after a long day of work and talk about anything and everything.
Captivating now that my time at MCSS has come to an end, certainly all the snorkelling, knowledge acquired and so much excitement in two weeks are very exhausting. The weirdest lesson I’ve learnt is that when working in a professional environment, I imitated professional habits unwillingly, but thoughts to write are few to be honest, but surely something will come up before I start off.
From my perspective before getting in the water the blue economy sounded very exciting and practically easy. Until I got involved up close and personal, now my enthusiasm has even shoot up through the roof and I believe to know 1/10 of what is required to go ahead and become a conservationist or marine biologist.
Welcome to my last blog. I you have been paying attention you know I have been interning at Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS). As you know my journey was to visit three exquisite places. Behind door number one was the microbiology lab where the battle against bacteria was intense. Behind door number two we were preventing man Slater by metals in fish.
In my last blog I talked about how I was interning at Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS), and how I would be spending some time in three magical places. We saw that behind door number 1 we took part in the battle against bacteria, now behind door number 2 we were preventing the man-Slater done by metals like mercury, and lead in fish.