At ELI Africa, we always believe that education should be at the doorstep of schoolchildren and the less a student has to travel, the more it will be beneficial for a healthy education. Our program in Roches Bois, which was launched in October 2012, has now reached its cruising speed and our program in Pamplemousses is safely gaining momentum.
Although in both cases we are dealing with underprivileged kids, the social background of kids from Roches Bois and kids from Pamplemousses is completely different. However, despite those differences, there’s one common thing I see in each and every kid when I run classes, whether it is in Roches Bois or Pamplemousses – and that thing is an enthusiasm to learn. And I really consider it a crime if you don’t give a kid who is willing to learn the opportunity to do it.
I am therefore really happy to announce that ELI Africa will soon (hopefully beginning to mid September) launch the ELI Corps program in Curepipe. We already have the location secured and are currently working on setting up the center i.e. bringing in the tables and chairs, necessary materials – transforming it into a place which will be conducive to learning and where the students will feel comfortable and secure.
And yes! We are also recruiting volunteers. Classes will be run in Curepipe from Tuesday to Friday (also considering Saturday). So if you would like to share your knowledge and you are willing to commit at least one and a half our of your time per week, we would love to have you in our ELI family and we encourage you to fill in our application form here.
With the new center in Curepipe, we want to touch the lives of more students and give them the opportunity to benefit from our various free educational programs. More details coming soon.