How I Set Out To Help Children Coming From Poor Families

How I Set Out To Help Children Coming From Poor Families

I will, I won't, I will, I won't... I'm finally doing it! The group of companies I work for introduced a new CSR scheme and that's to give employees a choice of how they want to aid the society. While others preferred to contribute by giving money to some organisation or offering lunch/dinner to homes, I chose to give an hour each fortnight to kids coming from low Socio-Economic Status (SES) families. I was quite sc...

Khairah - 09 Mar 2015
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Mauritian Farata/Roti Recipe

Mauritian Farata/Roti Recipe

This is how we make home made faratas at home. Ingredients 1.5 cup plain flour (for 5 faratas) 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 tbsp vegetable oil for glazing 2 tbsp additional flour for dusting Instructions Step 1 Place the flour in a large bowl and slowly pour in the water in the center Step 2 Start mixing the flour and water with fingertips for some seconds until a dough is reached. Knead the dough with the pa...

Jaahzz - 23 Jan 2015
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My geeky attempt to write a computer program which represents true love

My geeky attempt to write a computer program which represents true love

It's 2am on a Wednesday morning and in 5 hours I need to go to work. I'm struggling to sleep - I'm probably lovesick! I'm singing heartbroken songs silently in my head and thinking about the C# codes I need to write for the project I'm working on at work. Then I start mixing the two and start thinking if I were to represent true love in code, what would it look like. Here's what I end up with: I've put a lock on t...

gices - 15 Aug 2014
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NHDC houses are an illusion to give hope to poor families that they can become a home owner too

NHDC houses are an illusion to give hope to poor families that they can become a home owner too

The truth is land has become so precious in Mauritius nowadays and they are meant for more rewarding projects (IRS & RES schemes etc) than to provide shelter to those in need. How to apply to the NHDC to be considered for a house You first need to meet two criteria: You or your partner do not currently own a house or a piece of residential land You have a 10% deposit for the house Next you need the follow...

gices - 11 May 2014
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The Process of Buying and Selling a Car in Mauritius

The Process of Buying and Selling a Car in Mauritius

When I relocated to Mauritius in November 2011, I needed a car to get around but I didn’t know what the procedures were for me as the buyer. Fortunately the person who sold the car to me was a nice man and he explained everything to me. Two years later, I was in the shoes of the seller and I didn’t have a clue what papers were required for the sale but eventually I learned it all. So this post is to help future buyer...

gices - 12 Feb 2014
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Fizi Kapsil, the making of!

Fizi Kapsil, the making of!

When I was a kid and videos games were not so popular, we used to have so much fun playing Fizi Kapsil/Fusil Capsile (Capsule Gun). Nowadays these old games are disappearing as more children get stuck to their computers but if parents can pass these on, we may have more kids playing outside. It can be good for bonding between parent and child too as there's a bit of DIY involved which is going to allow both to spend ...

gices - 21 Dec 2013
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Le Val Nature Park Review

Le Val Nature Park Review

Now that we are entering the summer months, the days are getting longer and the weather warmer, the perfect combination for a day out with the family. So this week I went to Le Val Nature Park found in Cluny in the South of the island of Mauritius. Photos from the park (Click on the thumbnails to see a bigger version of the photos) Finding it wasn't very easy as we took a back entrance through a private road; man...

Peaches - 27 Oct 2013
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True cost of living in Mauritius

True cost of living in Mauritius

Before I relocated to Mauritius, I wanted to have an idea about how much things cost so that I could plan my move better. However the information available on the Internet was not accurate and up to date. Now that I've been living here for nearly 2 years, I'm in a better position to talk about this. Eating out You've got a lot of choice when it comes to eating out but I'd advise not to eat off the streets for the...

gices - 14 Oct 2013
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The best Pre-Primary schools and Nursery of the island

The best Pre-Primary schools and Nursery of the island

When the moment comes to send your child to school for the first time, it is not something a parent can take lightly. A lot of research goes into this and it is not always easy to choose which one is the best. My daughter is 2 and half years old and she’s getting really bored at home. Although it’s a full time job in itself to look after her and it would be ideal to use a good amount of that time towards our job, we ...

gices - 12 Sep 2013
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The nasty gecko and the dishonest electrician

The nasty gecko and the dishonest electrician

I woke up on a Wednesday morning and as always, I pushed the power button on my remote to switch on the TV but it wouldn’t turn on. I thought I didn’t plug the TV in but after checking all the cables and trying to manually switch it on from the appliance itself, I concluded it was an internal problem. So I looked for all information and solutions I could gather on the Internet to fix it but none worked. As I’m a bit...

gices - 19 Aug 2013
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