Mrs Jourdane Ernesta, Chairman of the National Association for the Disabled, received 60 wheelchair donations on Friday, March 3, 2023. These wheelchairs will be provided to children on the islands of Mahe and Praslin, as well as the School for Exceptional Children.
The school needs 14 wheelchairs so that these students can fully participate in all school-related events. The Ministry of Health will receive five wheelchairs to help disabled youngsters get around in and out of hospitals.
In recent years, the Christmas tree competition has gained popularity in the community. This year, the competition was divided into four categories: schools, homes, districts, and businesses/other organisations, to encourage the community to create and make their own Christmas tree and décor rather than purchasing imported Christmas decorations that are not always environmentally friendly.
On Sunday, December 11th, the runners for charity led by Joel Melanie collaborated with the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) to host a charity event.
This charity fun runs, with the theme "Let us share the spirit of Christmas," "was a huge success. Our goal was to collect enough money to assemble 100-holiday baskets for deserving families to enjoy this season." Said Mr Melanie. Hunt Deltel made a financial contribution to the occasion.
Hunt Deltel is a long-time supporter of the Sustainable Home Garden 2022 competition. At the annual awards ceremony in the botanical garden, a representative from the company handed prizes to the winners. Ms Jeanette Larue said that this year's turnout was fantastic and that the organisers and judges were impressed by the number of sustainable individuals and families.
This year’s challenge is a bit more exciting than the others are, as the Mahé-Praslin crossing on the windsurfing board is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the Seychelles Yachting Association hosted extra activities to complement the event.
Other than the traditional crossing scheduled for Saturday, August 20, windsurfing and kite-surfing have been programmed to occur on Praslin. Hunt Deltel join other sponsors for hosting the Mahe Praslin challenge. The main sponsor for the event was the local telecommunication company Airtel Seychelles.
In November-December 2021, an international team of scientists worked with the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) to uncover fossils and explore the atoll's history on Aldabra Atoll. The mission followed the 2016 finding of ancient bones from giant tortoises and huge crocodiles. During this month on the atoll, the scientist uncovered hundreds of kilos of limestone with embedded fossil bones, including those of tortoises and crocodiles, as well as various bird and reptile species.
To alleviate logistical problems, the Seychelles Red Cross contacted the Express Logistics subsidiary of Hunt Deltel for assistance with their bill of lading as the deadline for sending big consignments of food and clothing from Seychelles to Madagascar approaches. The cargo was en route to afflicted areas in Behara, Amboasary District, and Anosy Region that required immediate assistance due to the ongoing drought season.
After the devastating flooding on March 11, Hunt, Deltel stepped in to help those in need.
Some areas of Mahe on 11 March 2022 were flooded due to clogged drains and waterways when a tropical depression reached Seychelles. The water impacted fourteen homes in the Corgate estate.
In the presence of Minister Hoareau, the district administrator for Mont Fleuri, Steve Noel, and the principal secretary for local government and community affairs, Kevin Perrine, Hunt Deltel's General Manager, Ronny Matatiken, formally presented SCR 25,000 in STC vouchers to the victims.
This involves diverting the rain water from the gutters to tanks and have it treated before the students can have access for handwashing.