Monthly Archives: June 2014


L’enfant, sa vie, son bien-être face à de nombreuses menaces.


Dans le monde, chaque année dix millions1 d’enfants meurent avant même leur cinquième anniversaire 1. Les principales raisons sont la malnutrition ou la maladie. Le résultat est d’autant plus triste quand on compte que 6 millions de ces décès sont dû à des maladies qui auraient pu être facilement traitées ou évitées . Continue reading

What are the consequences of corporal punishment on a child?

29 countries around the world consider it illegal for a parent, teacher, or anyone else to spank a child, and 113 countries prohibit corporal punishment in schools.

For the past several years, many psychiatrists, sociological researchers, and parents have recommended that we seriously consider banning the physical punishment of children. The most important reason, according to Dr. Peter Newell, coordinator of the organization End Punishment of Children (EPOCH), is that “all people have the right to protection of their physical integrity, and children are people too.” Continue reading

Visitor at Terre De Paix

11When I began to plan my visit back to my homeland, my biggest wish was to be able to visit a Foundation for underprivileged and disadvantaged children and show my support by taking over donations both in kind and monetary.

With the assistance of my work colleagues and family I was able to cargo 50kilos of books, pencils, toys and clothing to Mauritius. Continue reading

Innovative actions at Terre de Paix Focal point for foreign University Students on placement

For years now, the institution has been acting as a local coordinator for university students from various parts of Europe like Switzerland, France, Belgium and Scandinavian countries like Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Students from Reunion island also come on placement at the institution. The students’ field of study ranges from early childhood education to the socio-pedagogy. Continue reading

Nature and nurture – what makes you, you?

Each of us is unique, we look different, we have varying personalities, interests, cultural and family backgrounds. Yet we have so many things in common: blood group, taste, language, hair colour and even behaviours. What is it that makes us alike and what is that makes us different? Nature and Nurture is in this regard, an endless debate that has been disputed for years without finding enough evidence to support any of them. Continue reading