year 2006 marks the 39th Anniversary of NGO SPES Psycho-socio-vocational
Training activities that since 1981 integrate IT - Information
Technologies to propel entrepreneurship promotion.
During the month
of January SPES Vocational Teachers ICT-oriented prepared a creative
multimedia programme for special, simultaneous, diffusion to two groups
of Teenagers, under temporary sheltered custody, in two different sites.
These parallel satellite broadcasts took place, in early February, in
the PROBATION HOME FOR GIRLS and the SHELTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
A series of virtual
photos illustrate the SPES Vocational & Multimedia Centre
e-Learning potential and e-Readiness to broadcast user-friendly, low-cost,
creative programmes via the AfriStar satellite that converges over the
Mauritian Islands and can reachout, simultaneously, to hundreds of sites
for Teacher and Pupil Multi-literacy Training, in order to Bridge the
Digital Gap, and to provide support and special tuition to vulnerable
children and adults with literacy and socio-economic needs.
On the SPES Open
Day event, the Guest of Honour was the dynamic Honourable Rama Valayden,
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, who participated enthusiastically
at the SPES live interactive video-conference via the Mauritian new
wireless modem/nomad internet system.
This preceded the
satellite e-CLASS SPES model demo programme of a practical interactive
e-lesson, based on active learning, which is part of the Pluri-lingual
and Multi-literacy Global Village Project, specially designed by
SPES after extensive applied Vocational research using advanced hi tec
For ecological and
cost-saving reasons NGO SPES integrated, to this development project,
a mobile solar system that facilitates e-Learning session indoors as
well as outdoors, and which is suitable for all sunny areas.
Open Day 8 February 2006
in all the same sites to test newly arrived e-tools: portablehubs
and loudspeakers to facilitate future SPES indoor and outdoor
The end result was that the three SPES ICT Teacher Trainers
Teams were very pleased with their new successful diffusion
sessions using their latest e-tools for increased sound volume
and better connectivity and Knowledge Access using video-conferencing
via internet and also via the innovative radio / computer coupled
to a mobile solar system suitable for community-based sustainable
development appropriate for all the needy sites in the Mauritian