AIESEC Global Village at Caudan Waterfront

9 years, 5 months ago - January 24, 2013
Discover another culture through the " Global Village ". International students and Mauritians can enrich knowledge and discover the different lifestyles of AIESEC, tasting their food and even sketching a few dance steps. This year, the Caudan Waterfront hosts the "Global Village 2013" Saturday, January 26, from 10.00 to 15:30.

Present in 110 countries and territories, AIESEC is the largest international organization run by students. It was founded in 1948 after World War II to develop friendly relations among different countries and it became a non-political, independent and non-profit which aims to provide its members with internships, leadership opportunities and international platform enabling them to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society.

In 2007, AIESEC India conducted a feasibility study, after which AIESEC Mauritius was established on 5 June 2008, under the leadership of Katia Sidorova, Sabat and Jalusa Monika Lopez. Activities started at the University of Mauritius and the AIESEC UOM is the only full committee in the country. Two other committees were subsequently created: AIESEC UTM and AIESEC MITD.

AIESEC University of Mauritius has made significant progress with Sean Fourmacou as President of the Executive 2010-2011. More than 100 exchanges have been made, allowing young Mauritians unforgettable experiences beyond our borders in countries such as India, Russia and Poland to name just a few.

Locally more than 7000 people have been affected through various social projects by international trainees. Some of them are: " Red Ribbon Initiative ", implemented in three phases, which aimed to raise awareness on HIV-AIDS and the project " Fight Against Poverty "which addressed the issue of eradication poverty in our island. Some other projects recently completed, including " And God Created Women "project to educate women about their importance and allow them to be more active members of society and" Every Child Is Ours ", a project to increase awareness on the status of orphans and children in Mauritius and their needs.

 

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