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The Vision and Mission

The Jj Spirit Foundation is an independent, non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation. 

It is a youth organization that aims to promote a dynamic and responsible youth in our country through projects that can benefit our communities on several levels.  

It is a foundation which encourages young people to make a difference for each other and for the Seychellois society. 

Opening its doors to the youth on the 13th March 2008, the foundation was shaped itself within the context of a desire to give the youth of Seychelles the tools to further transform the country into an advanced and progressive society. 

When the youth join the Jj Spirit Foundation they share our vision for a modern Seychelles where they believe and live by the three Rs which are: Responsible, Resilient and Realistic.

We believe that personal responsibility is the first rule of life, from whence come a sense of resilience in the face of adversity, and a sense of reality in the face of difficulty.

Our vision is to share our philosophy with other Seychellois, and create a new generation of Seychellois who believe in this philosophy and in the spirit that bind us.

The vision of the foundation is:

  • to teach the youth the values of patriotism, civic pride and moral values, and to ensure continuous training and development for the young generation that will take Seychelles forward, both in their work in the private sector and in the government, in order for them to become modern professionals;
  • for the youth to assume their responsibilities at all levels, in the technical, cultural as well as in the management areas, so as to have a Seychelles where all young people achieve their full potential and shape their future with power and confidence.
  • To share the three Rs philosophy which are Responsible, Realistic, and Resilient.

Responsible

The Jj Spirit Foundation believes in personal and societal responsibility.  As individuals we must take our own responsibility.  Whilst we cannot change the set hours of the day, the rising and the setting of the sun, or the monsoon rains, we can certainly change our mindsets, and therefore ourselves.  The price of greatness is responsibility.

Realistic

To battle the currents and take the ship to safe harbor requires a skilful captain but also dedicated sailors.  Believe in yourself and in your potential, believe in what you can do, not what you cannot do.  A sense of reality make you see life for what it is, not the ideal of what it should have been.

Resilient

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy and resilience.  These value will help you meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.  See opportunities in the face difficulties, chances not yet taken and therefore not yet given.  Life offers opportunities for those who fight and those who thrive.

Aims and Objectives

  • The aims and objectives of the Foundation are to help the youth of Seychelles achieve their full potential in a holistic manner.
  • To instil in the youth of Seychelles civic pride, patriotism, and sense of community and to project a positive image of Seychelles where opportunities abound for personal and community development.
  • To promote moral and spiritual values among the youth, and sustain the national effort to combat substances abuse as well as other negative tendencies which afflict society.
  • To foster dialogue, trust and understanding among the youth.
  • To promote youth talent development in the arts and sports.
  • To encourage the private, public and voluntary sectors to work together for a prosperous and vibrant Seychelles.
  • To maintain and safeguard the environment for the present and future generations and to promote and support a quality environment, as well as sustainable development as a central tent of all its activities and operations.
  • To foster dialogue, trust and understanding among the youth.
  • To encourage the private, public and voluntary sectors to work together for a prosperous and vibrant Seychelles.
  • To maintain and safeguard the environment for the present and future generations and to promote and support a quality environment, as well as sustainable development as a central tent of all its activities and operations.
  • To actively promote awareness of human rights amongst the youth and Seychellois as a whole.
  • To actively promote awareness of climate change and its concomitant effects (sea level rise, erosion, loss of biodiversity...) with a view to sensitizing the youth and all sectors of society of the threat it poses to Seychelles and the necessity of taking remedial action to reverse it.
  •  To maintain Seychelles leadership role in all matter pertaining to the environment.
  • To promote the practices and the environment to develop intellectual capital, skills capital, social capital, entrepreneurial capital, psychological and moral capital among the youth.
  • In relation to the above, to award fellowships and provide support directly to individuals, from all walks of life, with or without institutional affiliation.  They may use the assistance provided to advance their expertise, engage in alter the direction of their careers, the aim being to facilitate advanced studies and research for the youth and encourage those of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative intellectual and professional inclinations.