English Literacy using IT(ELIT) National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) Mauritius
English Literacy using IT(ELIT) is a programme promoted by NPCC and
targeted to women aged 16 and above having a low academic background.
NPCC partners with various Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs) to
deliver the ELIT course. The overall objective of the course is to raise
the learners’ level of functional English along with their computer
skills such that they are empowered to take their own decisions and
participate effectively in society.
ELIT programme was designed
while taking all the constraints of women into consideration. In 2005,
the NPCC submitted the project to UNESCO and obtained a seed grant to
kick it off. The curriculum was designed having as core components
communication, environment, finance, and entrepreneurship culture along
with the use of technology for learning and learning technology for
further education. The NPCC sought the collaboration of major partners,
namely the British Council, the Mauritius College of the Air (MCA) and a
pool of consultants to draft the trainer’s manual. A computer-based
learning package was developed in Flash and distributed on CDs included
in the trainer’s manual.
Our key partners sustaining the project
are Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands and French Pacific in collaboration
with E-Inclusion Foundation sponsoring more than 15 NGOs.
NPCC is willing to partner with interested NGOs for making the ELIT
course accessible to women living in absolute poverty or those having
difficulties to find a job. The NPCC trainers will design and tailor
make lesson plans to adapt the ELIT curriculum to the needs and context
of the participants.
For the partnership, please arrange for a meeting by contacting the NPCC on 467 7700