SPES and WorldSpace had the honour to participate actively with
a live broadcast, at the World Conference
on ICT for Capacity-Building: Critical Success Factors held
at the UNESCO/Paris, via AfriStar WorldSpace Satellite / Toulouse
was relayed and monitored by the Vocational Teacher Training Team
at the NGO SPES / Mauritius Training Centre.
SPES 10 minutes multimedia nature story entitled "An Aquatic
Nature Story of the Tsunami of the Indian Ocean by the Fire Eel
was diffused and aimed at illustrating the turmoil of the Indian
Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004 and also to show this hi-tec
linkage potential, wherever Humanitarian Aid and Appropriate Resources
are needed to Reduce Suffering and Poverty and to promote all-round
progress through ICT using simple e-tool and WorldSpace Satellite
portable radios and integrate computer system...
set up the miniature radio satellite and laptop PC connection and
together with Pierre Alexandre Genillon represented WorldSpace while,
Helena Langlois, from SPES/Mauritius carried out interaction between
some of the UNESCO Paris Conference Participants and the SPES Teacher
Training Team Hi-tec Lab situated on the Island of Mauritius in
the Indian Ocean. She gladly answered questions on the broadcasted
e-CLASS - Combined Live Audio
and Slide Show - innovative WorldSpace
satellite system, as it was successfully demonstrated that it is
a low-cost, user-friendly system for Connectivity and Knowledge
Access potential to link up, simultaneously, to several sites in
various countries and continents.
UNESCO World ICT Capacity-Building Conference was extremely enriching
and stimulating as countries from several continents through video-conferencing
studios interacted with the participants. Moreoever the ICT Conference
sessions was web-relayed for a wider audience to benefit.
Our SPES addresses
sincere thanks to the UNESCO its co-partners and sponsors and to
the Participants and their methodologies and ICT Applied Research
the year 1967, every 16th June, to mark The African
Child Day NGO SPES has organized OPEN DAYS to initiate
Computer Literaty Skills to young teenagers in need of e-equipment
facilities who have learning difficulties, Follow virtual pictures
of kids 12 - 14 years old taken during their field visit to the
NGO SPES Crafts and Multimedia Training Centre.
anecdote, related to this friendly event: The SPES teachers
were amused and proud to learn from one of the visiting Pre-Vocational
School Teachers that 15 years ago, when he was a Secondary
school pupil, he had visited SPES main Training Centre.
a result now, years later he proposed to a group of his present
Teacher Colleagues to spend a few hours at SPES main Teaching
Centre accompanied by 55 of their pre-vocational school pupils.
Some photos to illustrate their enthusiasm during their visit
to some of our Workshops and viewing our tsunami nature story
"An Aquatic Nature Story of the Tsunami of the Indian
Ocean" and actually seeing in our aquarium the live Indonesian
fact, as illustrated in our SPES website monthly updates,
NGO SPES has been an ICT catalyst through its creative “hands-on”
activities at national, regional and international levels
and has also promoted entrepreneurial / industrial Computer
Aided Design - CAD
as well as designer production and e-trade.
and Ecological global needs are also of great
concern to SPES and hence our continuous Applied
Research geared to Sustainable Development on
these domains to improve “Quality of Life” conditions
and also to instil respect for Nature and to promote Recycling
activities with natural local materials.