Vision and Mission

Our Vision

We want to be the leading voluntary aid society, provider and partner of disaster and community humanitarian services/assistance in Seychelles.

Our Mission

We aim to empower its members, volunteers and the community to respond to disasters, community needs and reduce the vulnerability of communities. It seeks to provide humanitarian assistance whilst strictly upholding its fundamental principles & values.

Our Values

People: We build the capacities of people and communities to work in solidarity to find sustainable solutions for their most pressing needs and vulnerabilities.

Integrity: We work in accordance with our fundamental principles in a transparent and accountable manner.

Partnership: As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement that is guided by its statures, we cooperate with governments, and with other organizations, in line with the fundamental principles, without compromising our emblems and the independence, impartiality and neutrality that they represent.

Diversity: We respect the diversity of the communities we work with and of our volunteers, members and staff, based on non-discrimination and our principles of impartiality, unity and universality.

Leadership: We show leadership and strive for excellence in our work, drawing attention to the rights, needs and vulnerabilities of communities and the factors that underline them.

Innovation: We draw inspiration from our shared history and tradition, but are equally committed to finding creative and sustainable solutions to problems that threatens human well – being and dignity in a changing world.

Our Fundamental Principles

 Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement born of a desire to bring  assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples.

Impartiality

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by tier needs, and to give priority to the most urgent case of distress.

Neutrality

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Independence

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Voluntary Service

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity

There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Universality

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement  in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is world wide.