Stories from Our Community

A Trilogy – 2. Lost in Paradise, the Maroon Quest

general stories of impact Aug 17, 2016

In this article we share with you part two of our Trilogy on Maroonage in Mauritius in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Le Morne Cultural Landscape. Le Morne Mountain became the most important place of refuge for the maroons in Mauritius. It also became a beacon of hope for...

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When Ball is Life

general stories of impact Jul 13, 2016

It all started with the burning desire to learn and play the game of basketball. Born on the island of Seychelles, I moved to Mauritius during my early years. I remember when I was a child, cable TV was not available at that time. We had only one channel being broadcasted and I recall the 1st...

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Why America also owes its Independence to Mauritius

This is a Story of Impact that has been never been told, yet it is so significant that once you know this story you cannot possibly understand why others don’t know it too! This story will reveal to you some facts about key contributing factors to the American Independence war that few...

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A Trilogy – 1. The Fall & the Maroon Queen

Le Morne Cultural Landscape in Mauritius is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Maroonage and the resistance to slavery and oppression, due to what took place by the tremendous courage, bravery, strategy and skilfulness of the maroons who fought against slavery and...

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Vectors of Love – the Stories behind it

general stories of impact Jun 27, 2016

The concept Vectors of Love™, which I introduced during my recent TEDx ALC talk “Our World in crisis – how Love can provide a solution”, came as a result of many years of work, different life experiences and my personal reflections on how to support transformational...

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Art for Social Change

A few weeks ago we had the most inspiring talk by Alex Mativo, Founder & CEO of E-LAB and student at the African Leadership University (ALU). As part of our Education for Sustainability (EfS) programme we invited Alex to St Mary’s College Rose-Hill, one of the EfS focus schools, to talk...

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Ecological Literacy – a basic Life Skill

Ecological Literacy is a basic life-skill that every human being on our planet should be supported to develop and is part of our personal development. Ecology as a science is about the relationships between organisms and their natural environment. Over the last two hundred years through the...

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Learning Reflections by BPS College

Earth is the only planet we know so far, in our solar system which can sustain life. One of the main reasons why, is because we have water and when we look at our planet from space, the oceans combined with the atmosphere make the planet looks blue; from space we may have the incredulous belief...

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Leadership for the Future

general Nov 25, 2015

Leadership is not a title that you can acquire and it has nothing to do with ‘position’. Rather it is about attitude, skill, approach and the manner in which you are able to influence outcomes and situations. You cannot become a leader by holding a leadership position. It is also not...

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Music education for Social Change

This article has been created to showcase how Music Education can be a powerful catalyst for positive Social Change. Through this interview with José Thérese, Director of Atelier Mo’zar, School of Music, the reader learns of the amazing ways that Mr Thérese has used...

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