About the Project Partners
The Seychellois Creole Folklore Database is an initiative of the Creole Language and Culture Research Institute (CLCRI) of the University of Seychelles (UniSey), in collaboration with the Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (CI)
The University of Seychelles is a not-for-profit independent tertiary institution established in the Republic of Seychelles on the 17th September 2009 under Section 15 of the Education Act 2004. Its main objective is to provide cost-effective, internationally recognised high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and training programmes, as well as research. The University of Seychelles (known also as UniSey) works in close collaboration with local and international partners having mutual interest. The Creole Language and Culture Research Institute (CLCRI) was set up by the University of Seychelles in October 2016, to stimulate, facilitate and lead research in Creole studies in the country, with particular attention to the Seychellois Creole language and culture.
Established in the Republic of Seychelles on the 23rd October 2021, under Act 43 of 2021, the Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts is an institution of policy making on culture, heritage and the arts. The Culture Institute also coordinates the advancement, promotion preservation and strengthening of the cultural values and identity of the Seychellois people. A Seychellois nation proud of its culture, heritage and diversity united by our Creole identity as enshrined in the Preamble of Constitution of Seychelles “…AWARE AND PROUD that as descendants of different races we have learnt to learn to live together as ONE nation under God and can serve as an example for a harmonious multi-racial society;…”