The Education for Sustainability (EfS) programme was developed and managed by ELIA-Ecological Living In Action in collaboration with the Bureau of Catholic Education (BEC) from 2011. Since July 2015 the programme has moved to EARTHwise Centre based in Mauritius. The progamme is open to all schools in Mauritius.
The programme started in 2011 for the 18 Catholic secondary schools in Mauritius (see map included) and was funded until 2013 by Omnicane Foundation. Funding for the EfS programme 2014-2018 comes from Terra Foundation, Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd, and the Australian High Commission in Mauritius since 2015. Terra Foundation is sponsoring the participation of BPS Fatima College in Goodlands, Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd is sponsoring the participation of St Mary’s College in Rose-Hill, and the Australian High Commission is sponsoring the participation of Loreto College Curepipe.
The schools that are currently participating in the EfS programme are: Loreto College Curepipe (LCC), St Mary’s College Rose-Hil, BPS Fatima College Goodlands, and Westcoast International Primary School (WIPS).
The positive impact of the EfS programme, since 2011 has been as follows: