- The memorable moment of this special 34th Anniversary
event was the launching on June 8 of our first "2001 Cyber
Kid's Party" by the First Lady of our country, Lady Jugnauth,
who is an accomplished pedagogue.
- This was followed by a presentation of wireless internet
- Then there was a projection of a SPES iMovie of babies
of 12-month playing and learning to operate an appropriate
sensory stimulating computer programme.
- Our SPES Design and Hi-tec Unit (we launched in 1989)
devised a multimedia questionnaire for children with reading
difficulties to enjoy fun/learning and at the same time
reflect and express their literacy needs, problems and
aspirations. SPES had newspapers communiqués printed
inviting the chief social worker of each Mauritian village
to bring a young boy and girl aged between 11 - 17 who
have literacy problems to book for a computer fun/learning
session and participated at a special questionnaire that
enables them to reflect and express their needs/problems/aspirations
for learning life-long and digital skills.
- Some of our eLearning Teachers demonstrated the materials
they created to help bridge the present digital gap.
- A group of girls from "Lizie dans la Main" proudly showed
off their new Bakery skills they learnt at SPES and made
a delicious chocolate cake in the microwave the Rotary
Club of Curepipe had offered them. SPES stuck braille
plastified letters next to the digital touch keys.
- One of the SPES Mastercraftsladies blew out the birthday
cake the SPES canteen had made for all the guests to enjoy
at the tea-party held on the back verandah in front of
our Pottery and the shady avocado tree.
- All VIP Guests were also invited to the Story Corner
to hear WorldSpace Satellites educational broadcasts and
to participate in Open Dialogue on the Rights of the Child.