RCSS initiative to improve the community’s resilience

Encouraging & building Community Engagement & participation has proven to be a strong link between partners, leaders and humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross Society of Seychelles. The RCSS has started an initiative to improve the community’s resilience with one of the districts, Mont Buxton. The idea is to start a pilot, which will involve training of the district leaders on how to engage the community to increase participation especially in providing assistance to those in need, and who have been affected by the impacts of COVID 19.

In a dissemination session recently staff of the National Society briefed a team form Mont Buxton, including the Member of the National Assembly of this district, Gervais Henry, the RCSS Secretary General, Marie May Esparon, the PMER Coordinator, Winnifred Rose and the Human Resource and Administration Officer, Christine Boniface. ” We will help you build your district’s resilience, confidence and provide a better platform for discussions that will be beneficial to all parties”, says the RCSS Secretary General. The district’s MNA, for his part spoke of the work done by the RCSS during COVID 19; ” we know that without the intervention of the Red Cross, things would have been quite different”.

A work plan & proposal will be drafted for the implementation of this initiative which will include, training in advocacy, Risk Communication & Community Engagement, conducting Assessment of beneficiaries etc…

After the session, the HR & Administration Officer and the PMER Coordinator presented IEC materials to a representative of the Mont Buxton district team.