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Our Country  Official Name: The Republic of Mauritius  Capital: Port Louis  Population: 1.2 Million  Official Language: English  Religions:

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5  Official Name: The Republic of Mauritius  Capital: Port Louis  Population: 1.2 Million  Official Language: English  Religions: Hinduism  more than 50%  Christianity  more than 30%  Islam  more than 17%   Currency: Mauritian Rupee  Employment: Mining,Farming and Fishing  25.4%  Industry and Construction  29.9%  Banking and Services  44.7%   Education: Primary  100%  Secondary  51%  Further  4% 

6 Our School

7 Sookdeo Bissoondoyal  

8 Our School

9  The school has known two laureates, namely Vidia Mooneegan and Darmendra Sookur  1 St Computer Professionals Programming – contest in 1990  National Drama Festival – Souvenir Shield for Second best play in 1993  Model United Nations participation award in 1994  Drama competition – Inter College Zone level – best play(French) in 1996  Inter College Drama competition – National level – 3 rd best play (French) in 1996  National Drama Festival – Souvenir Shield for best beginner group in 1996  Essay Competition (inter college) in July 1998 Most recently…  Winner of Secondary School Athletics Competitions  Winner of Football Tournaments  Civic Action Team  Winner National Unity Award 2004  Winner National Computer Board IT Competition 2004

10 The Present Team  Anas Aubdoollah  Adil Jhungeer  Girish Lowtun  Nanreshsing Sungkur  Heman Shamachurn  Ranganardha Thielamay

11 Purposes of the Mauritian SIV  Obtaining the views of the general public in small islands on environment and development issues at the local level through meetings, opinion surveys, talk shows and other activities, supported by radio, television and print media;  Debating these views regionally and globally through internet-based discussions;  Encouraging young islanders to discuss environment and development issues among themselves using new technologies;  Identifying key issues emerging from these debates and channeling them back for appropriate action at the local level, and at the global level, especially towards international programmes dealing with sustainable development of small islands.

12  Brainstorming and Identification of Problems  Problem Prioritisation  Problem Analysis  Elaboration of Action Plan  Acquirements

13 Brainstorming and Identification of Problems  Racism  Ragging as a nuisance for proper adaptation into a school  Courtesy towards one and all  Relationship between state representatives and lay people  Drug abuse  Corruption and fraud in Mauritius  Unemployment  Degradation of family cell  Quality of healthcare  Child abuse  Degradation in moral values  Domestic violence  Sex discrimination  Diversification of agricultural sector  Reduce poverty  Provide small islands with more economic facilities  Piracy

14 Brainstorming and Identification of Problems  Loss of cultural heritage  Violence towards tourist  Driving under influence of alcohol  Road safety measures  Violence towards night workers especially taxi driver  Too much freedom to the media  Violence towards animals  AIDS problem  Propagation of non-communicable diseases in society  Violation of human rights  Overpopulation  Erosion  Braindrain  Waste disposal

15 Problem Prioritisation  Economy  Employment  Health care  People’s mindset  Education  Environment  Tourism  Decline in moral and/or traditional values  Increased crime and violence  Good governance

16 Economy  high cost of living  high taxes  less spending power  increased poverty  sluggish economy  economic stress  national dept  economic stability  economic downturns  shortage of foreign exchange  foreign investment  need for banking services Problem Prioritisation

17 Employment  lack of jobs  job security  low wages/salaries  unfair hiring practices  increased number of foreign workers Problem Prioritisation

18 Health Care  insufficient public health services  mental health  health care services  HIV/AIDS Problem Prioritisation

19 People’s Mindset  Negative thinking always present  Prevent advancement both for the individual and for the country  Prevention is better than cure Problem Prioritisation

20 Education  improvements in school infrastructure and facilities  educational opportunities  tertiary education  vocational training  education for special groups such as teenage mothers  loss of qualified people (brain drain) Problem Prioritisation

21 Environment  waste management  pollution  deforestation  drainage  beach erosion  global warming Problem Prioritisation

22 Tourism  new tourism development and improvement of tourism facilities seen as positive changes  concern about control of tourism  over-dependence on tourism Problem Prioritisation

23 Decline in moral and traditional values  breakdown in moral fabric of society  decline in moral values  bad behaviour among young people  lack of respect for elders  eroding traditional values and customs  decline in traditional leadership  lack of community spirit and collaboration- in part due to people being resettled from adjacent islands Problem Prioritisation

24 Increased crime and violence  increased crime rates especially violent crime and crime among youth  public safety  revised penalties for criminals  more crime as a result of increased drug abuse Problem Prioritisation

25 Good Governance  political corruption  political greed  political victimization and a desire for international peace Problem Prioritisation

26 Problem Analysis NameP1P2P3P4P5P6P7P8P9P10 A.Aubdoollah A.Jhungeer G.Lowtun H.Shamachurn N.Sungkur R.Thielamay Total Percentage % Each member was allocated some marks and each had to give marks ranging from 1 to 99 to each problem according to their importance.

27 Problem Analysis Pareto Diagram

28 Elaboration of Action Plan Ways of Improving Mindset  Sensitisation Campaigns Posters, Stickers, Leaflets  Use of mass media Radio, Television, Newspapers/Magazines  Education at early childhood Specialised teacher for Citizenship Education

29 Our Leaflet

30 Acquirements  Identifying issues  Enhance our general knowledge  Image and academic status of our school  Opportunity for young people to express their feelings  Forum has enabled us to learn about the views of young islanders  Personal Experiences  Opportunity to see any response to our opinions from the decision-makers  Sense of awareness on vulnerabilities and problems

31 Vote of Thanks - Our hardworking teacher Mr. Ayrga - Our Rector Mr. L.Despois - UNESCO - Miss Chambers - Our friends…

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