The amazing 8 days went by fast, fast enough not to realize it would be over soon. A heart rich visit in Mauritius helped with so much knowledge and comprehension. I never thought I would be this much happy and overjoyed. And let me say” I am proud to be a Seychellois”. It is not only the good things that matters but the bad ones do matter too, in fact everything matters. It was sad to observe how some people won’t even care about the ocean or the environment. I am sure you might recall that Mauritius was first to ban plastic bags but sadly this is not the case. We need to come together and help sensitize more about the conservation of our ocean and environment. More needs to be done in other to have a healthier atmosphere. I was sad to learn that an amount of 60 Mauritians drowns every month to the fact that they do not know how to swim. What are we waiting for? Is it not too late to raise awareness?
However, there is always a small group ready to face reality and stands on their feet facing the everyday challenge. I am surely pleased with how SYAH Mauritius welcomed us and because of them we had more chances of knowing Mauritius more and more. We are not done with our duties as everything is about to get more serious. The trip did not bring only knowledge but I also gained responsibilities, confidence and the ability to work in a group. No matter what the tasks was we did it as a whole team. I will surely miss my teammates who were always ready to help. I also had 3 amazing chaperones no matter what ups and down we never let them down and I am sure they are all proud of us. Nothing comes easy and a rainbow comes out after the storm.
Another journey awaits.
Thank you SYAH
Written by: Gaelle Boniface