was indeed a festive month we had the visit of many overseas VIPs concerned
A special thanks to the Rotary Club of London as through Mr. John Holman,
SPES has been given support to integrate appropriate Solar system to our
Multi-literarcy Global Village Project to help to reach out to children
in need of special education worldwide.
1st December Mr. Armoogum Parsuraman from UNESCO/Paris engaged in
the African Education Sector showed great interest in the SPES proximity
project hat integrates our newways of teaching with the e-tools and
our pluri-lingual approach.
Sonia Fernandez-Lauro from the UNESCO Education Sector in the Documentation
and Information Section, spent the morning of 3rd December at SPES
and was also very enthusiastic about our mobile Solar and radio systems
and above all our Multi-literacy Global Village Project.
next day we were honoured also with the visit of Mme Ndéye Khady
Diop MBAYE (right on photo) - Ministre Délégué, Charge de la Petite
Enfance et de la Case des Tout-Petits and Mme Rokhaya fall Diawara
- Chargée du Programme Petite enfance et Enfants en situation Difficile
from Senegal. Our IT Team presented to them some of our multimedia
appropriate teaching content creations suitable for early childhood
development to promote user-friendly e-learning and multi-skilling
activities that integrate solar energy. We agreed to initiate
a very close collaboration using our extensive Pedagogical Applied
Research with an ICT orientation.
we are looking forward to sharing, on an offshore basis, with several
soliciting African countries, our SPES innovative “skyskool” programmes
we designed to reach out to African kids at risk, due to the ravaging
AIDS situation and teaching access difficulties.
Follow a series of virtual photographs to illustrate our NGO's participation
on the occasion of AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) Forum events
(December 8 - 10, 2003).
As the SPES Designer
Textile Handcrafts were selected by the Organisers for special SHOWCASES
provided at the prestigious National Smithsonian Museum of African Art,
in Washington D.C., our SPES Mastercrafts Weavers and Silkscreeners presented
the famous Mauritian writer and painter Malcolm de CHAZAL ecological colourful
The SPES Representative
was Myriam Narainsamy, one of our NGO’s Vocational Teachers (photograph
2). Photograph 1 depicts Myriam next to collaborators and Members of the
Mauritian Delegation: from left to right Mr. Paul Ryberg, the Honourable
Jayen Cuttaree, Minister of Industry and International Trade and Mr. Peter
Photograh 4 depicts
our display of the Chazal/SPES Wall Tapestries that we weave in limited
series of eight per Design and are in Pure Wool. On the forefront journalist
Pamela Dupont de St. Antoine and Myriam. The latter was most grateful
to the AGOA Organisers specially to Debby Orsini depicted with her on
Mryiam took a photograph
of the Crafts Panel on which our good friend and Crafts colleague, Caroline
Ramsay participated. The latter has been an unflinching promoter of Crafts
SMEs and promoter of the Washington Crafts Centre, second from right on
On photograph 6,
our display of crafted cushions and tablemats handprinted on Pure Cotton
yarn from Madagascar Island, woven at the Socota Texile Mills Ltd in the
Island of Mauritius and silkscreened at the SPES Workshops.
Lastly, Myriam could
not resist taking a snapshot in front of the White House (photo 7).
New Year Gift for our SPES internaut friends is the possibility
to printout our Sunflower Virtual Calendar. May it remind you that
we count with your collaborative efforts to generate a Better Quality
of Life for all.
on the SPES special Science Cybercafé for our Teacher / Trainers
/ Staff /Members Craftspeople and their young kids held on 29th
of Honour for this Festive Fun Learning Occasion were the newly
nominated National Ombudsperson for Children and the Apple Representative,
based in Paris, who was accompanied by two of his Apple local Hi-tec
series of photos illustrate the informal event stimulating
Open Discussions that ensued on our SPES Multi-literacy Global
Village Development Approach using ecological Solar Mobile
Panels and the diffusion of radio broadcasts through the small
wonder portable satellite dishes of WorldSpace special programmes
on AIDS. The children also enjoyed immensely the WorldSpace
Kids Castle programme that SPES captures via satellite on
our laptops for either outdoors or indoors use.
newways of communication is really a user-friendly breakthrough
to extend the SPES Appropriate Knowledge and Training Skills
Access to equalize Children’s chance of sustainable
development, be it nationally and regionally, to eliminate
Poverty and Exclusion for a Better Quality of Life for those
in need of capacity-building to attain self-reliance. Thus
we count on global collaboration. In Mauritian creole, Banané
to all collaborators of the new informatics society.
to right: Ombudsperson for Children, Mrs. Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra,
Mrs. May Vaddamallay, Mr. Brice Contassot, Apple Area Sales
Manager, Mrs. Helena Langlois
It is hoped
that as early January 2004 the Powerful Decision-makers, Political
and Business Leaders and the NGO Direct Funding Donors can find
time to visit our “Vocational and Multimedia Training
Centre” to speed up the implementation of the nationwide
community-based SPES skyskools that can reach out, simultaneously,
to all out-of-school marginalized children.