SOUTHERN AFRICA AND SPAIN COOPERATION
OPPORTUNITIES IN MAURITIUS
THE COUNTRY: Mauritius is an island who has just been recognized as the “World’s Best Island Destination” at the2010 World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony held in London. Is a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the contrast of colors, cultures and tastes makes Mauritius so charming that the scene is set is opportunity to taste a unique sort of luxury and refinement that will uplift your soul The Mauritian people are a rich mix of African, Chinese, Indian, Muslim and European descent, creating a colorful and rich multicultural society. Mauritians work and play together, celebrating each other’s religious ceremonies throughout the year in an overall harmonious society which spills over to create an authentic warm welcome to all its visitors.
AIESEC IN MAURITIUS: AIESEC Mauritius has existed only for 3 yrs now. Mauritius was given an Expansion Initiative status at IC 2007. Then we became official expansion country in IPM 2008. Finally on our way we became full Member AIESEC Country at IPM 2010. AIESEC in Mauritius is a Small Country and by now it has one full LC at University of Mauritius called LC UOM, and two expansions LCs, at University of Technology called LC UTM and at Mauritius Institute of training and development called LC MITD.
OUR SUMMER PROJECTS:
Thematic: Environment and sustainability The project: Climate change is becoming a major issue in the world today. Mauritius is a vulnerable island of its effects on the globe because the country is an island, hence is in a verge of getting drowned in the deep blue sea. It’s a proven fact that most of the causes of climate change are due to human activities that are harmful to the environment. This is because of the lack of the awareness among the people. This project will be a starting point of making a difference in a rather practical way. We plan to get closer to the society to make the society aware about the cause of Climate change and also its effects over the human kind. With the Lead Green project, we aim also to empower our audience with the knowledge of various environmental issues and their role in these issues, in creating them and resolving them. It will be a starting point of making a difference in a practical way. Objectives: Conservation of the endangered endemic plants & animals and protection of the coastal ecosystem in Mauritius. Create awareness of the environmental issues affecting us globally and in Mauritius. Initiate a green movement in the country where every person we impact starts to take personal initiative in reducing their burden on the environment. Inspire the youth to be environmental ambassadors to their local communities and encourage others to develop more sustainable lifestyles. Expose the Mauritian society to other cultures and environmental issues in other countries though a workshop, exposition and presentation. Encourage local communities to preserve the natural /cultural heritage for the future generation. Most importantly, to make our mother planet cleaner and greener, making it a better place to live. Download the concept note: http://www.myaiesec.net/content/viewfile.do?opern=next&contentid=10171838 TN example: TN-‐In-‐MU-‐UM-‐2011-‐617
Every Child is ours
Thematic: Child rights The project: In order to have a real impact in Mauritius, Thus, AIESEC has decided to embark in this project as there is a definite need to empower and create awareness on this issue through a project. Objectives: Initiate a movement of sensitivity for the issue in the country. Mobilize human resources to spread awareness around children, orphans and poverty. Enable the youth of Mauritius to have an open mindset towards the issue. Create good case practices in Mauritius for spreading awareness that can be adapted by other countries. Develop the interns coming, for them to see things on the other side (country not only paradise). Download the concept note: http://www.myaiesec.net/content/viewfile.do?contentid=10171832 TN example: TN-‐In-‐MU-‐UM-‐2011-‐599
And God Created Woman
Thematic: Woman empowerment The project: Vision of the project is to develop entrepreneurial skills and cultural sensitivity of young people in MITD to have a positive impact on the future actions in business sphere and on all society.
Objectives: Support NGO creating innovative ideas such as projects, activities etc. Participate actively field work where the NGO is implementing its empowerment program. Compare cases of women empowerment in their countries and Mauritius through PowerPoint Presentations. Promote the project throughout the 6 weeks and deliver a report of his/her work experience at the end of the project. Download the concept note: http://www.myaiesec.net/content/viewwiki.do?contentid=10171848 TN example: TN-‐In-‐MU-‐UM-‐2011-‐655
Faith against HIV/AIDS
Thematic: HIV/AIDS The project: In order to have a real impact on the spread of HIV/AIDS in Mauritius, prevention strategies must be both comprehensive and evidence-‐based. In addition, prevention efforts must address factors that both drive HIV’s spread and hamper people’s ability to access essential HIV/AIDS services, including poverty, lack of education, and violence against women and girls. Mauritius has a population of 1.3 million, with an HIV prevalence rate of 0.97% equivalent to around 6800 people (New estimate 27th May 2010). Thus, AIESEC UOM has decided to embark in this project as there is a definite need to empower and create awareness on this issue. Further AIESEC Mauritius is a CSR accredited organization Objectives: Initiate a movement of sensitivity for the issue in the country and provide correct information about AIDS Mobilize human resources to spread awareness around HIV/AIDS through methodology of peer education Enable the youth of Mauritius to have an open mindset towards the issue. Eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with AIDS Create young leaders who can positively work and impact the society and help in contributing to the awareness of the issue Promote a healthy lifestyle and avoidance of risky behaviors Encourage voluntary HIV blood tests
Create good case practices in Mauritius for spreading awareness that can be adapted by other countries To impact at least 3000 Mauritians Download Concept Note: http://www.myaiesec.net/content/viewfile.do?opern=next&contentid=10171839 TN example: TN-‐In-‐MU-‐UM-‐2011-‐622
GENERAL COMMENTS: • • •
All the TNs provide accommodation during the time of the internship (even is not describe in the TN form) 6 weeks is the minimum and maximum duration time Also in case you want to know more about Mauritius and its culture and its beauty:
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Please download the reception booklet here: http://www.myaiesec.net/content/viewfile.do?opern=next&contentid=10171841 If you need more information contact please: Andrea Giraldo – Southern Africa Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org