Why did we create a website about Mauritius ?
Mauritius is a relatively young country, with barely three decades of accelerated development starting in the seventies. Today it is an economic success story and a modern country thanks to many factors.
Practically a dot on the world map, it is known to its traditional trade partners but remains unknown to millions of students across the planet. It would be interesting for this category of people to learn a few things about this young country.
Mauritius is a laboratory that could offer an interesting insight to social researchers on three centuries of interaction among people who had arrived from different continents and who have all contributed to forge a common destiny. Geographically speaking’ we are regarded as being of African identity, yet Mauritians are proving thet they are open to the world. Debate is continuing on whether Mauritius has evolved a distinct culture of its own or whether there is a ‘pot-pourri’ of lifestyles on the Mauritian soil.
Our country is geographically very small’ yet our people are showing that they have plenty of resources to combine efforts for building a better future. We have become a most prized tourist destination mostly as a result of our warm welcome and our savoir-faire in the sector. We have huge ambitions to become a Cyber-Island.
The communal balance that prevails in our multi-ethnic society can be a model for millions of people across the planet that peace and tolerance are essential for progress and development.
We have chosen to create a website on Mauritius because we feel that it is young country that can offer a lot to the world in terms of ‘savoir-vivre’.
The level of education of our people has been central in favouring decades of mingling of the various ethnic groups. At the same time we wish to prove that’ unlike many African and other states, democracy can be synonymous with progress and development.
The rest of the world can always learn from a tiny country where people of different origins have learnt to always give peace a chance for a better future