Inception at Yale University

March 10, 2009
Inception at Yale University

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 program

June 1, 2010
2010 ELI Fellows program

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 Mauritius

October 26, 2010
ELI Africa incorporation in Mauritius

In October 2010, ELI Africa was incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Mauritius.

Launching the ELI Corps program in Pamplemousses

April 1, 2011
Launching the ELI Corps program in Pamplemousses

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 program

June 1, 2011
2011 ELI Fellows program

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 project

March 7, 2012
Launching the Mangroves Propagation project

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 program

June 1, 2012
2012 ELI Fellows program

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 Bois

October 1, 2012
Launching our educational programs in Roches Bois

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 Forest

November 1, 2012
Starting the ELI Forest

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 project

January 1, 2013
Launching the Community-Based Coral Farming project

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 2013

July 1, 2013
ELI Africa awarded the Green Africa Awards 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 Award

November 23, 2013
ELI Africa wins the 2013 Youth Excellence Award

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 Rempart

March 16, 2014
Launching our educational programs in Rivière du Rempart

In March 2014, ELI Africa launched its educational programs in Rivière du Rempart.

ELI Africa launches the ELI WOOFF project

September 1, 2014
ELI Africa launches the ELI WOOFF project

ELI Africa launches the ELI WOOFF project to address animal welfare issues in Mauritius.