“Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius”- Mark Twain.
What comes to your mind when we talk about Mauritius- a long relaxing holiday on the famous white sand beaches, hiking, rock climbing and mind-boggling water activities for everyone? Same feelings were in my mind when I was packing my stuff to attend a Social Leader Forum in Port Louis the capital of the country whose stories of multi-religion, multi-culture and multi-language always fantasized me- High rank of democracy, economic rate and political freedom has always been the tales about the island by the number of websites on the internet which put me in a doubt when I personally went and observed. Continue reading “Nida Jawad: The Dark Side of the Longère Tole Story”
The scorching sun, the muddy ground and the rusty iron sheets ensured that I was fully conscious and felt every single step that I was taking while walking through that side of Mauritius that has been censored out from the postcards, for years now. We were smiling, but so were they. Except the fact that, they knew how to smile with the least they had, and we are always looking for “more”. Continue reading “Kirti Sheonarain: My Experience of Clothes Distribution at Longère Tole”
Today we went to a place not even known by most of the residents living in Mauritius. We met the people who are living below poverty line. In Mauritius to imagine that such place exist was shocking. Being a tourist I was thinking and as according to my search on Mauritius I have not seen anything or any website mentioning these areas. Maybe my search was not focused on these areas as its Image was shown to the world that it is a perfect Holiday destination and yes it is, but this side of this beautiful holiday destination was altogether invisible. Continue reading “Rana Muhammad Ali: Spreading Happiness and Hope at Longère Tole”
Being a delegate of the Global Social Leader Forum 2017, I felt that we received a warm welcome from YUVANS.
We first visited Longère Tole found Baie du Tombeau for clothes donation. After the clothes donation, we returned back to the YUVA, where we were looked after by Mr. Rose and Mr. Gift. While, the Executive Director, Mr. Athal was preparing things for the delegates, we were introduced to two new activities. It was fun doing the two activities. We were then debriefed by Mr. Athal and we each shared our experiences in Longère Tole found Baie du Tombeau. Continue reading “Ramani Panjanaden: My Experience of Clothes Distribution at Longère Tole”