The ELI Africa Fellows who staff the Education Center in June and July are accomplished undergraduate students from Yale University in New Haven, CT. However, because their studies run from August-May, a Fellow’s presence on the island is limited to only eight weeks. This is where the ELI Corps comes in!
Current students and recent graduates of Mauritian universities have an excellent understanding of both the scholastic challenges facing ELI Africa’s target population and the value of passions and interests outside of the classroom. This presents the perfect bridge between the two-month ELI Fellows program and long-term sustainability of ELI Africa’s vision.
Involvement in the ELI Corps gives young adults the opportunity to instruct and mentor secondary school students in a subject of the Corps member’s choosing. The course curriculum will be developed through close collaboration between the Corps member and ELI Africa’s Programming Team, and may be implemented at the ELI Africa Education Center as infrequently as one hour each week.
Most importantly, members of the ELI Corps must be dedicated and reliable. The ELI Africa family believes in making commitments, meeting deadlines, and maintaining relationships. Any volunteer who shares these values will always be welcome at our Education Center.