The CICP is proud to announce the arrival of our very first volunteers on the project! Read below to meet our clearly and understandably so excited ladies.
Hi there! I’m Claire, volunteering for MCSS for 3 weeks to take a break in my boring accounting life!
I am French, starting a new (boring) job in Paris in December so before that I wanted to do something special, something I really like, something useful, so here I am ;)
I have been diving and free diving for years, travelling around the world to discover some nice spot. That’s how I got to Australia, Bali, Malta, Croatia and now Seychelles!
I’ve heard about MCSS through Georgia French who used to work here as well, I had a look on the website and the projects and I didn’t hesitate one second to send an email; one week later I was buying my plane tickets! I’m wanting of this experience to be useful, help with marine and terrestrial conservation. I want to feel that I’m really making a difference by doing things and that I’m providing help to the community
I’m working on the Cerf Island Conservation Programme which is aimed to develop a partnership with locals, hotels and the marine park in order to protect the area and show to the tourists the beautiful landscape and underwater life that the island offers. This place is amazing, the water so clear and fishes showing up everywhere, we need to keep this and I’m proud to be part of the project!
This looks like an amazing experience in a lovely environment and I would advice anybody to live this and enjoy what Cerf Island has to offer :)
Hi, my name is Natalie and I am volunteering under the Cerf Island Stewardship programme for 2 months. My only passion in life is for the marine environment, which led me to gain a degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, and spend all my time in the Sea as a Scuba Diving Instructor. I came to the Seychelles hoping to raise awareness for the Oceans plight and to make a real difference. Not only is the landscape stunning here, the water is warm, the weather is beautiful and the people are lovely. However, work is needed here to help conserve the beauty of this Island in our ever changing environment. We aim to do this by educating guests through snorkeling trails and jungle hikes, propagating coral using our own framework design and taking part in simple, yet effective daily activities such as beach cleans and blogging.