MAST is also in the forefront of encouraging creativity and innovation that are the core principles of technological advancement. With the right backing from the movement and non-profits, it is possible to come up with inventions that are unique to the African continent and aim at facilitating development.
Africa is in the catch-up game when it comes to science and technology, and it is pulling all the stops to close the gap. Mauritius is one African country with a significant potential in science and technology. The Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology is one non-governmental organisation that is promoting understanding of science and technology in the country.
At Science Consortium we pride ourselves on not just talking about social inclusion and social enterprise…we practice what we preach. We make things happen. Women are 66% of our managers; disabled people are 25% of our staff, and are represented at all levels of management, including at Board level; we employ learning & physically disabled people, and people who have experienced mental ill health; people from minority groups are 5% of our staff; we employ modern contact Science apprentices; we employ older people; and we employ over 80 volunteer staff alongside our 85 paid staff.
This is why we won the Remploy ‘Leading the Way’ award at national level in 2002.
In today’s terms, it is called social inclusion. It is done best when undertaken with flair, and then it is called social enterprise. Is it about equal opportunities? Yes!
In today’s terms, it is called social inclusion. It is done best when undertaken with flair, and then it is called social enterprise. Is it about equal opportunities? Yes! But now we celebrate equality and diversity, celebrating the strengths of diverse cultures, yet creating opportunities for choice for us all. ADER – Agricultural Development Information Site (more…)