Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Leon. I’m a 16 year old student at the Anse Boileau Secondary school, currently following the Blue Economy Internship at the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA). Honestly, words can’t even describe how overjoyed I was when I learned that I had been accepted to be part of something of such great significance.
I started my internship yesterday on the 13th Dec 2017 after my colleagues and I were met with an employee from SPA, Mr David, who not only welcomed us to the shipping company, but also gave us an idea of what the organisation was all about. Mr Vincent Didon, the officer incharge, gave us a tour of the Fishing Port, Zone 14 Area, Inter Island key, and the IPHS Port (a private port owned by a private company called the BOT). He gave us minute details about the day to day running of these areas.
We were also made aware of some of the main exports of the country such as fish/tuna gradually leading us to the container yard whereby Mr Didon elucidated the unique purposes of each container leaving me dumbfounded.
Thankfully, we got the opportunity to go on a little adventure aboard some cargo ships and fishing boats. Day just keeps getting better and better.
See you soon!