Dear Eli Family,
My name is Lindsay Pearlman. I am a 2012 summer Fellow with Eli Africa. As you have no doubt experienced by now, each new crop of fellows brings with them developments in Eli Africa’s goals, functions, and reach. This year is no exception; the five Fellows are already doing fantastic work. As an extension of the journalism curriculum I plan to teach in after-school centers around the island, I will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Eli Africa’s official blog and oversee social media expansion.
As Editor-in-Chief, my responsibilities include keeping our readers updated about changes to our blog and website. I am therefore excited to present to you some upcoming additions to our online presence:
Fellows’ Blogs — Our 2012 Fellows will each be blogging once a week about their experiences in and out of the classroom. Below are their names, publishing days, and teaching programs.
- Monday: Lindsay Pearlman, journalism
- Tuesday: Brittany Robinson, art
- Wednesday: Bryan Epps, applied theater
- Thursday: Lincoln Mitchell, creative writing
- Friday: Lauren Davis, health and athletics
Scholars’ Blogs — Our 2012 Scholars, Stephanie Young and Sam Teicher, will also be blogging this summer. Stephanie is focusing on students with special needs, and Sam Teicher is spending a year in Mauritius, starting this July, to work on environmental projects.
Weekly Program Recap — This section, published every Saturday, will feature blurbs from the fellows and scholars about the progress made each week in their classes.
Student Showcase — The Student Showcase, published on Sundays, will display exceptional work done by students in each fellow’s program. Look out for art, poems, short stories, and videos!
Letters to the Editor — Every Sunday, we will publish letters and emails from the public that caught our attention. We will also publish our responses! Please submit questions or issues you’d like to discuss with us to firstname.lastname@example.org or Eli Africa, Office 133, Bloc C, The Junction Business Hub, Calebasses.
A New Student Blog — As part of my journalism program, my students will be keeping a daily online blog. The blog will be completely created, written, and maintained by the kids coming to our after-school centers. This blog will give an unprecedented voice to Mauritius’ children and empower them to reach a worldwide audience.
Also featuring…Guest contributors! Look out for posts from students, members of the Eli Africa team, and public figures.
Through these new changes, we hope to improve awareness and social innovation about education in Mauritius. Here at Eli Africa, we “think different.” We hope you, reader, will help us turn a new page for Eli Africa’s online presence.
Editor-in-Chief, Eli Africa Summer Fellow