Our Mission

Through our hands-on educational techniques, we seek to prepare students for the future without resorting to rote memorization or repetition, and our environmental program aims to ensure that our students can grow up in a country whose natural ecosystems remain healthy and protected.

ELI Corps

The ELI Corps program offers year-round education services to underprivileged youth. ELI Corps members are comprised of professionals, as well as qualified secondary and tertiary students, who operate after-school classes in our education centers.

ELI Scholars

The ELI Scholar program serves as an action-based think tank where qualified graduate students identify critical issues that affect local Mauritian communities and draw on their personal academic development and professional experience to develop and lead relevant projects.

ELI Fellows

The ELI Fellows program involves undergraduate students from Yale University who staff the education centers in June and July and run classes in various education areas. However, their presence on the island is limited to only eight weeks and this is where the ELI Corps comes in.

From The Blog

Visit at Eli Forest

Hello people. Well, firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Kushal. I joined ELI a month ago and I am currently leading the ELI endemic forest and Mangrove Propagation projects. I was introduced to ELI by Cedric and eventually by Vedant. Since my childhood, I’ve always liked being outdoor, close to nature. So, when [...]


What Good May I Do

“What Good May I Do” Learning and Learning by Doing – simple terms and yet such major differences. At ELI Africa, we are constantly challenged to think about new and creative ways to get young students involved in experiential learning activities.  The long Wednesday evenings at the Curepipe office are spent brainstorming on how to [...]


-Shark Protection

“Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks.”Sylvia Earle We are witnessing a great surge in media attention that commonly emphasizes the dark side of sharks with [...]


A milestone for ELI Africa

In the following post you will enjoy a brief snapshot of our project presentation with EIS. You will meet students whose achievements belie their ages, and you will understand that if you really put your mind to achieving something, there is very little you can’t do. This is Yowan, the Team Leader, introducing our solar [...]


Engineering the win

It’s confirmed!! We are going public with our collaboration with EIS, a subsidiary of Rogers Ltd! Our solar panel project has recently been approved for funding by the Rogers Foundation, and this association is the beginning of a lifelong commitment toward a greener Mauritius. Perhaps the best outcome of our solar panel project, over and [...]



‘Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today.’ – John Lennon John Lennon was apparently high on LSD when he wrote ‘Imagine’. LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a psychedelic drug known for enhancing creativity. And we all know how [...]


ELI Africa, an experiential learning initiative ?

Blogs ago, we introduced the idea of teaching the kids at the ELI center, through our energy-efficient programme. It includes coaching the children via 3D modeling and animation of a computerized model of our solar tree prototype. The 3D modeling and animation, as explained by our team mate, Mahesh Gaya, is a free animation software, [...]


72.7% Success

Hello World. My apologies. I know it’s been some time since you’ve heard from me but chill out because I’ve got some good news. (And I’m fine in case you want to know. ) So here are some numbers. 5 students from the Pamplemousses center and 6 students from the Roches Bois center took part [...]


Our Supporters

Sponsors - Intercontinental Trust
Sponsors - UNDP-GEF-SGP
Sponsors - FSB Marketing