Faithful partners of the “Festival Kreol” are continuously responding positively to the call of the organizing committee to take ownership of the festival through their sponsorship. A third batch of sponsors from private sector stakeholders made valuable financial contributions to Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange. The funds will go towards financing the activities featured at this year’s “Festival Kreol.”
P&J Supplies (Pty) Ltd. is the main sponsor of Rhythm and Spice shfw, Reliance Insurance Broker Pty Ltd. will finance the Creole Gospel concert, and Intelvision is the sponsor of the Children’s Variety Show. Other sponsors are Sacos, Mr. Bonte’s Office, and Eden Island Development Company Seychelles Limited. Presenting his check, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eden Island Development Company, Grey Heegger, said that “it is a privilege for his company to be part of Seychelles’ annual ‘Festival Kreol.” Accepting, the check from all sponsors, Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, said that “it is always welcoming to see people coming forward and openly contributing to national events which helps raised the Seychelles visibility.”
“Culture cannot and will not exist without tourism and tourism will never be consolidated without our islands really taking time to showcase our culture. The linkage between culture and tourism offers significant opportunities for Seychelles to unlock the potential of our culture and of our tourism industry. I would like to thank each and every one of you sincerely, because it is you that makes the ‘Festival Kreol’ possible, and it is you who is helping make Seychelles more visible around the world. We are proud to be able to showcase our culture for the world, and as we give an international dimension to the event, we are making Seychelles more visible as a tourism destination with a difference. I would also like to personally thank Mrs. Giovanna Rousseau for knocking on the doors of the sponsors. With the budget now in hand, we can start cutting our suit with the cloth we now have,” said Minister St.Ange.