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Organised by ReUSE Revamp in collaboration the U.S Embassy Mauritius, American Maker Space and Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre

Date: Wednesday, 20th March 2024
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Bell Village / American Maker Space

The event was a full day event into two parts in the morning two simultaneous workshops form 9h30 to 12pm and from 1pm the official ceremony as chief guest H.E. Henry V Jardine U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles

Morning workshops 

Workshop Session 1:
SMEs, women entrepreneurs, educators, and NGOs

Dedicated to empower SMEs, women entrepreneurs, educators, and NGOs by providing valuable insights into digital skills for online classes and businesses. This session focuses on promoting sustainability in a more affordable and environmentally friendly manner, while also educating participants about low-carbon footprint solutions.

  • Introduction of Google Gemini for educational content production 
  • Introduction to Chrome OS, Google technologies for running hybrid classes and work

Workshop Session 2:
Youth Empowerment through Laptop Repair

Dedicated to providing youth and school leavers with an opportunity to discover new skills and pathways through laptop repair workshops. These workshops aim to promote e-waste reduction and circular economy principles, while also educating participants about low-carbon footprint solutions and exploring new job opportunities, all aimed at promoting sustainability.

  • Introduction to Laptop Repair and Circular Economy
  • Introduction of Google Gemini for laptop repairs, identify issues and support

Afternoon Official Ceremony

The ceremony commenced with the national anthem, followed by a recap of ReUSE Revamp’s achievements and future plans presented by Francois Mark. Chief Guest, H.E. Henry V Jardine, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles, delivered an inspiring speech emphasizing the importance of sustainable leadership.

Chief Guest, H.E. Henry V Jardine, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles

“In the United States, agencies across our federal government have been working multiple private and public sector stakeholders on a program to “Solve the e-waste Problem.” Our partnership with Francois and the ReUSE Revamp initiative is one sign of the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to working with Mauritian organizations and the Mauritian government to build awareness of the need for environmental preservation and sustainability
and encourage community responsibility and engagement.

Earlier this morning, a group of students and educators attended workshops in this American Maker Space to learn about a number of technological innovations, including how to repair laptops, use AI to advance projects, and integrating Google technologies into the classroom.”

Francois Mark, Founder / CEO ReUSE Revamp

2023-2024 Recap and way forward

Special Addresses:

Mrs. Bwalya Mwali, Chairperson/Founder of AfricanTales, highlighted the collaboration between ReUSE Revamp and AfricanTales for the digitization of African stories, leveraging Google ChromeOS-powered laptops.

Announcement: F1 in Schools

Mrs. Frédérique Trouvé-Roger introduced F1 in Schools, an initiative providing opportunities for underprivileged children to engage in Formula 1-related careers. She recognized the dedication of Mr. Ludovic PEZE – Founder and Director of Motors Formula Team, Mrs. Geraldine Secondis, and Mr. Francois Mark in bringing F1 in Schools to Mauritius.

F1 in Schools Mauritius is in the first place the initiative of our partner Ludovic Peze of Mauritian origin who is also the Ambassador for diversity and inclusion of F1 in Schools France. Hence we can realize how the support of our diaspora can open new doors

WATCH VIDEO –  Discover F1 in Schools

Recognition and Appreciation:

Donors of unused laptops, including KPMG, ITL, and We Recycle, were honored with handcrafted shields made from resin and laptop parts by Casting World

Certificate of attendance to students, NGOs, Women entrepreneurs:

Handcrafted shields made from resin and laptop parts by Casting World.

Sharanaz Subratty – Managing Director – Casting World Ltd (on the left)

Media coverage of the event:

Featured in the News – Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)

Social Media Posts by Partners & Supporters


The organizers expressed gratitude to the local press, including Maurice info
Mbc TV, Radio One, Eco austral Platform Africa, L’Express, Le Journal des Archipels for their coverage and support in amplifying the summit’s message of sustainable leadership.

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