Inception at Yale UniversityMarch 10, 2009
ELI Africa was started as a small student group at Yale University by Vedant Seeam. The latter first founded H.O.P.E (Helping Orphans Prosper through Education), an organization that eventually evolved into ELI Africa.
2010 ELI Fellows programJune 1, 2010
During the months of June to August 2010, six Yale University students led an 8-week pilot program in Mauritius during which they taught groups of underprivileged children using experiential learning techniques.
ELI Africa incorporation in MauritiusOctober 26, 2010
In October 2010, ELI Africa was incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Mauritius.
Launching the ELI Corps program in PamplemoussesApril 1, 2011
With a view of providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children all year round, ELI Africa launched the ELI Corps program which gives the opportunity to Mauritian people to impart their knowledge and teach in its educational centers.
2011 ELI Fellows programJune 1, 2011
In 2011, eight Yale University students, having an impressive blend of academic and extracurricular prowess, ran experiential learning educational programs with underprivileged children in the newly established center in Mon Gout, Pamplemousses
Launching the Mangroves Propagation projectMarch 7, 2012
Led by Mr Gaurav Dabeesingh and under the supervision of the Ministry of Fisheries and Rodrigues, ELI Africa launched its Mangroves Propagation project in 2012 by planting 14,000 propagules in the region of Anse Jonchee, Providence, Bois des Amourettes, and Bambous Virieux.
2012 ELI Fellows programJune 1, 2012
The 2012 ELI Fellows program took place during the months of June and July. Various educational projects, led by five Yale undergraduates, were carried out in different centers in the north of the island.
Launching our educational programs in Roches BoisOctober 1, 2012
In partnership with the OSTE Center, which agreed to provide us with a space to run our programs, ELI Africa launched its educational programs in Roches Bois.
Starting the ELI ForestNovember 1, 2012
In 2012, our former ELI Scholar and Environment Project Manager, Sam Teicher, started the ELI Forest project in Plaine des Roches.
Launching the Community-Based Coral Farming projectJanuary 1, 2013
In collaboration with the Mauritius Oceanography Institute and funded by the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF), ELI Africa launched a community-based coral farming project in Trou aux Biches.
ELI Africa awarded the Green Africa Awards 2013July 1, 2013
In 2013, ELI Africa won the Highly Commendable Award at the Green Africa Awards 2013 for its Mangrove Reforestation project.
ELI Africa wins the 2013 Youth Excellence AwardNovember 23, 2013
ELI Africa won the first prize for the 2013 Youth Excellence Award by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Launching our educational programs in Rivière du RempartMarch 16, 2014
In March 2014, ELI Africa launched its educational programs in Rivière du Rempart.
ELI Africa launches the ELI WOOFF projectSeptember 1, 2014
ELI Africa launches the ELI WOOFF project to address animal welfare issues in Mauritius.