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Mauritius realty major Azuri awarded certificates to 15 youth upon successful completion of their training course in the marine sector, in pursuit of its objective of training and rewarding Mauritian youth around twin themes of the environment and tourism.

The awards ceremony was held on August 4, 2014, at Centara Grand Azuri.

The main objective of the Marine Eco-Guide training dispensed to seven young people during 3 months was to give shape to the eco-friendly and conservation-oriented marine guide of tomorrow.

Not only did the training cover the notions pertinent to marine ecology and preservation of the biodiversity of the island seas, but it has also endowed participants with the knowledge a guide must possess, for instance, customer care, communication tactics and presentation skills, among others.

The foundation course on Coastal and Marine Habitats of Mauritius was attended by eight young people who gained the opportunity to study the importance of the conservation of our marine and coastal ecosystem.

Furthermore, apart from their certificates, these young people would now likely be able to find a stable and secure job, as demand for professionals in diverse sectors keeps on increasing.

“At Azuri, we strongly believe in not only in the development of our stakeholders, but also the members of society at large,” said Marianne Perdrau, who is responsible for the CSR department at property development major BlueLife which manages Azuri.

“This is the rationale behind our sponsoring this training in collaboration with NGO Reef Conservation,” she added.

The overall training cost to Azuri was Rs 381,000, whereby young people from the North-East of the island have been able to gain a professional training in an upcoming sector.

“Thanks to this training, I got the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the importance and conservation of the marine and coastal environment,” said Melissa Godin, a participant of the Marine Eco-Guide training.

“Now, equipped with a national certificate, I stand a better chance to find a job as a marine guide or in a domain connected to the tourism sector,” she added.

Further to the successes of these trainings, Azuri plans other trainings this year, allowing residents of the North-East of the island the opportunity to participate in the next training session, slated for September 2014.

Image (Company): Hugues Lagesse, Senior Development Executive, BlueLife Ltd, and Marianne Perdrau, in charge of the CSR department at BlueLife Ltd, pose with the young participants of the Marine Eco-Guide training and the foundation course on Coastal and Marine Habitats of Mauritius.

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