Terrain for Interactive Pedagogy through Arts (TIPA) is is a Mauritian non-governmental and non-profit organisation that has been intervening in ZEP schools since 2007 to support the teaching of the Arts and the development of citizenship values.
TIPA’s mission is to empower vulnerable children to become active citizens in the Mauritian society by favouring their development through the promotion of interactive pedagogy and education to Art and Culture.
Since 2007, TIPA has been working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, teachers and school staff in ZEP primary schools (priority area schools) to develop innovative teaching strategies. A more holistic educational approach will “ensure learning opportunities accessible to all, provide learners with values and skills to further their personal growth, enhance their critical and exploratory thinking, encourage them to innovate and to adapt to changes in an increasingly globalised environment” (MOEHR, 2009).
A dynamic society where citizens are engaged, the contribution
of each one is valorised and their differences are recognised.
All seven full time employees of TIPA are professionals in their respective fields and have lengthy experience in government schools, para-statal bodies, private sector or other NGOs. The programme and review is made in close collaboration with TIPA’ co-founder Doctor Emilie Carosin, Researcher in Psychology & Education, in order to constantly review and improve the positive impact of the action.
Angélique is responsible for the overall management of the organiation. She is also the co-founder of TIPA together with Dr Emilie CAROSIN.
Besides leading and managing the TIPA programme and team, Angélique ensures an efficient cooperation with state partners, sponsors, the board and other collaborators. She oversees the reporting on activities and is responsible for the financial management, including the quest for funds to secure TIPA’s sustainability.
Jany is responsible for the administrative and logistics management. She also works in close cooperation with the Programme Manager in the financial management and in fundraising activities for TIPA and manages the annual Festival Art’la li la and other school events.
Camille Sénèque is the Awareness & Training Coordinator. She is responsible for external communication and awareness actions such as Children’s Rights Festivals. She also coordinates training projects and internships.
Nathalie is responsible for the practice guidance of facilitators, ensuring efficient collaboration with school Head Masters and teachers as well as providing follow-ups and reporting on field activities. She also ensures efficient management of art materials and coordination with interns and volunteers.
Christelle Gopaul is an Art Facilitator, specialised in Plastic Arts and design. She ensures creativity classes with the pupils of Pre Primary Unit and Standard 1 to 3, twice a week, in collaboration with the school teachers.
She also facilitates the Parents’ Club sessions.
Specialised in performing arts and drama, Rowin ensures weekly creativity classes with the pupils of Pre Primary Unit, and Standard 4 to 6, in collaboration with school teachers. He also facilitates the Parents Club sessions.
The board members are involved at stirring and participating in TIPA’s actions:
President: Evan SOHUN
Vice President: Gilbert GAUTHIER
Secretary: Emilie WIEHE
Assistant Secretary: Smita RAMLOLL
Treasurer: Emilie TROUSSELIER
Assistant Treasurer: Shakeel JAULIM
Co-opted member: Ida COOMBES