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Nirmal Busgopaul

Educating marginalised young people in Mauritius

Nirmal Busgopaul
BETA Program

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     Last modified: October 16, 2006
     Presentation date: 11/01/2006 10:00 AM in NT Portland B
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This paper will showcase the various steps towards a community based program inplemented by Halley Movement in Mauritius. It will also explain the successes and failures of BETA (Basic Education To Adolescent) Program. The author will try to demonstrate the realities working with 'Out of school youths' and the challenges involved.
The main highlights will be the following:

Backgroung of education and drop out rates within the educational system in Mauritius
Results of survey carried out by Halley Movement and followup actions
Community involvement and UNICEF's contribution
Training of teachers and curriculum design
Different approaches to the BETA program
Successses and failures to date and feedback from official quarters

The powerpoint presentation will end by the author responding to queries from participants.

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