The SDGs in Reunion, continued

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The SDGs require professional and diligent work. Many organizations are committed to it all over the world . On the Reunion side, we, the LEAR association, give our news.

Indeed, this month of May, we have made progress on several fronts. Our two training courses (on the transitions of the territories of Mayotte and Reunion Island and on the animation of writing workshops) are well underway.

Although time consuming and demanding, they are exciting and will help us a lot in the future. They will give a reinforced credibility to our Association and will legitimize our actions by the complementary knowledge and skills that they will have brought us. In this, they are really very precious.


Transitions in French overseas territories


Training Mouv’OutreMer , initiated by the Ministry of Overseas Territories, has already enabled us to form a small network, made up of other co-learners, all involved in the transitions of their respective territories.

This unique course has 42 trainees this year: 21 project leaders from Reunion Island, and 21 project leaders from Mahorais.

With a learner with a project in the east of the island, we are already considering pooling our respective resources and skills. Working together is more motivating, it’s rewarding, and we can go further in our actions and our trips!

In mid-June, a seminar on the discovery of the territory, its strengths and weaknesses in terms of Sustainable Development, is planned in Mayotte.

Concretely, this event will allow us to get to know our neighbors in Mahorais (an island two hours away by plane), their issues and their projects. This will allow us to discuss our actions and, why not? to work together in the long term.

In addition, in September, another seminar will take place, this time in Reunion Island. In our turn, we will welcome our neighbors from Mayotte for several days of discovery and discussion.


Our actions of the month


We are continuing the preparation of the Partir en livre “Seas and wonders” animation. At the moment, we have several literary games on the program. These are readings aloud, a mini read / write workshop, a quiz and the GoGoals goose game.

Subject to reservation, a translator in LSF could intervene during these workshops, in order to include deaf and hard of hearing children. Leave no one behind …

We are also working on the development of an SDG booklet, which we want to print on recycled paper, and distribute free of charge in targeted places: bus stations, schools, town halls, markets, …

In addition, we applied to the call for projects of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, on the creation of micro-libraries. The response to this application should reach us at the end of June.

In addition, by dint of insisting, we obtained an appointment with an elected official in charge of public reading in our municipality. The meeting will also include a media library manager, and a Deputy Director also in charge of the Public Reading file.

We asked for an audience with these people in order to present our actions and our mobile book hut project. We hope to be able to carry out joint actions with the municipality or, failing that, to have their support. Whether financial or media.

Finally, at the end of May, we will participate in the local authors and publishers fair. It is an important literary event, which takes place over 3 days and offers, among other things, workshops for children around books and reading. It is always good to make yourself known to the literary and editorial community in your area …

SDG Briefs


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We have submitted a proposal to issue stamps in the colors of the SDGs to the philatelic service of La Poste! We hope our request will be successful!

A platform which brings together around fifty actors from civil society, committed to the implementation of the SDGs in Switzerland. Perhaps we could find interesting actions to decline at our level?


See you soon under the sign of the SDGs!

Stephanie R.



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