Seychelles

Overview

EDUCATION

Education is a large priority in Seychelles, with the second highest budget allocation in the region. Universal access to education has been achieved and efforts on bettering the curriculum continues. There are 32 pre-primary schools 26 primary schools and 13 secondary schools that cater over 20,000 students. The Personal and Social Education programme is integrated into the school curriculum, created by the Ministry of Education. The programme was officially launched in 1998 with the assistance of the UNFPA and include: education, career education and guidance, education for citizenship and family life health education. It addresses important life skills including sexuality, gender roles among others. However, no formal comprehensive sexuality education programme for out-of-school young people has been provided yet.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

There is an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies in the country while HIV prevalence is around .8%. The pandemic is concentrated in the key populations of injection drug users and men who have sex with men. Health care is also free and available for all citizens.

Updates and Stories

Workshops held at The National Cultural Festival in Mozambique

20 October, 2014   |   Blog, Events, Our people, Technical Coordination Group

Every two years, the Ministry of Culture organizes the National Cultural Festival in the province of Inhambane in Mozambique. The festival hosts domestic and international artists, cultural agents, and practitioners for a weeklong celebration of dive...

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Education plays key role in ending teenage pregnancy across Eastern and Southern Africa

6 November, 2014   |   Blog, Our people, Technical Coordination Group

Every girl has the right to complete a quality education – however, the realities are that many do not make it through to their graduation. Teenage pregnancy is a significant cause to increased school dropout, with persistently high rates across E...

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Take a stand on World AIDS Day

1 December, 2014   |   Blog, Our people

Today marks World AIDS Day. Every year, December 1st is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. According to UNICEF there were 2.1 million adolescents (10–19 years) living with HIV in 2013, 8...

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Wonderful to have young reporters asking their questions to our high level panelists today at @UNESCO #UNESCO dialogue hosted by South Africa's Dept of Basic #Education on scaling up #comprehensivesexualityeducation #CSE #CSENOW #YouthSRHNow Children's Radio Foundation #SaveTheChildren

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Group photo of some following today's UNESCO High Level Policy Dialogue on #comprehensivesexualityeducation hosted by the Department of Basic Education in South Africa ! #ESACommitment #YouthSRHNow #CSENow #sexualityeducation #knowledgeispower

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‪#UNESCO Regional Director of #EastAfrica Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta & #Sweden Education Minister Gustav #Fridolin on SAFMNews Channel 404 this morning talking about the urgent need for govts to commit to #comprehensivesexualityeducation #CSE #CSENow #YouthSRHNow‬

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