A group of 26 trainee teachers from the Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education (SITE) came to the National Assembly for a visit this morning.
In line with the Citizenship Education Curriculum, the National Assembly regularly hosts school children and trainee teachers to help them better understand the role of the National Assembly and to further empower them to be proactive as members of their communities.
As part of their visit, the small group of trainee teachers had the opportunity to watch an Assembly Sitting, attend a Presentation on the role and functions of the Assembly, as well as interact with the Members of the National Assembly. They got the chance to talk to the MNAs and highlight concerns and issues from their communities. The Deputy Clerk, Mrs Tania Isaac carried out a presentation on the functions of the National Assembly and encouraged the group to participate.
On their visit they were able to interact with the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Charles De Commarmond, the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan, Hon. Sebastien Pillay, Hon. Gervais Henrie, Hon. Audrey Vidot, Hon. Clive Roucou, Hon. Sandy Arissol, Hon. John Hoareau and Hon. Wavel Woodcock.
The National Assembly understands the important role it has to play in educating the public on the role of the institution and of the Members, as well as encourage democratic participation in the public sphere.