Beauty queen brings Christmas cheer to the less fortunate

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:37

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we are here for something else besides ourselves. 

It was in this spirit that on December 30, Miss Seychelles…Another World 2014 Camila Estico partnered with the Berjaya Beau-Vallon Bay hotel, 7° South, Zak & Co and Seychelles Tourism Board to meet the Foyer de Nazareth boys and the 13 children affected by the recent Bel Air fire. 

The ceremony kicked off with a short speech by Miss Camila in which she reminded her audience that December being the month of compassion it is a time to unite, to be happy and to show love especially towards kids because they are our future. 

“Children of the Foyer, you should remember that you have a special place in our hearts.  I would like to express a heartfelt thank-you towards the selfless nuns dedicating their lives towards the well-being of these kids. Special thoughts go out to those families whose homes were burnt down by the fire not too long ago.”

After having thanked the sponsors, there was a special surprise in store for the children.  The white gloved, black belted Santa walked out with a fat bag full of presents.  The smiles plastered on those children’s faces said it all and this was further confirmed by a parent, Ineeze Victor of Bel Air.

“This was a kind gesture that has helped me set my problems aside for today.  I am glad that despite the fire, we have not been forgotten.  The gifts have been well appreciated by the young ones,” she said.

It was a simple and quiet affair that was accompanied by a scrumptious buffet lunch, cake cutting and dancing while later on the children cooled off in the swimming pool. It was definitely one that had achieved its purpose as Miss Seychelles put it – ‘a well-organized event where the kids were really happy.’ 

Indeed and this Jewish saying sums it all ‘the deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.’