Welcome to the updated ELI Africa website! Through this site and our blog, we hope to keep the whole ELI Africa family up to speed with our programs, accomplishments, hopes, and dreams for the future. We welcome all feedback, so be sure to contact us with any ideas, comments, suggestions,
Yesterday morning, the two of us, Caroline and Denise, arrived in Mauritius to start the preparations for the two months of work ahead of us. Vedant came to pick us up at the airport. We were glad to arrive and the island’s stunning beauty had us forget about the arduous two day journey and countless hours on the plane to get here. Driving to our accommodation in Roches Noirs, we wound though fields upon fields of sugar cane, tea, mango, papaya and pineapple groves. We passed three different mountain ranges in the distance; Mauritius only has three. From the airport we gradually inclined toward the middle of the island, from there we declined until we reached the northeastern point. The weather changed dramatically reflecting on our altitude. It was rainy at the airport but suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere it became sunny and dry as we approached the ocean.
We have launched our new and much improved website. Please visit us at http://eli-africa.org/
Our first info-session is on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 in the Dwight Hall library. We’re excited to meet more people interested in ELI Africa, and to share all of our latest developments with those of you who have been following us for a while. Come by and enjoy free
Today, the Plaine des Roches Credit Cooperative Society invited us to attend a workshop entitled ‘Caring for the Environment,’ organized by the Fairtrade Foundation. The manager of the Mauritius Farmers Service Center led the workshop and discussed the importance of environmental awareness, sustainable agriculture and the current challenges facing the
We met on Thursday (October 15th) with NPCC (National Productivity and Comptetitiveness Council). The council works with various government and non-government bodies throughout the country to promote cooperation and raise productivity, especially in vulnerable sectors. More information can be found on their website, http://www.npccmauritius.com. We met with Dr. Krishna Coonjan,
On Friday the 9th we had three very productive meetings. Our first meeting was at St. Joseph’s College, a secondary school in the town of Curepipe, which, in addition to its well-known academic track, has a strong prevocational educational program (pre-voc). The director, Mr. Ng Tat Chung, has been a
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