Azir Moris gives 67 minutes on Mandela Day


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Azir Moris celebrates Mandela Day in Albion, Mauritius

Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We’re asking you for 67 minutes.

Responding to a call by the UN to celebrate Nelson Mandela‘s birthday this year on the theme “67 minutes of your time “, Azir Moris has devoted 67 minutes (and a little bit more) to helping others, in Albion, Mauritius. Continue reading

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Community Management? Kezako?

Community Management? Kezako?


WHAT IS COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT?

Community Management is the surely the biggest buzz of this century. It is a newly designed job station within web-related businesses, that came along with the powering up of Social Media and Networks.

Describing Community Management would imply writing at least a thousand pages about the art and techniques of driving a group of people, within one or more networks, towards a common objective, respective of common interests. To make it simpler, Community Management is about governing, policing and motivating groups. In the broader picture, it would usually be about legislating and enforcing. But today, with the sharp shift in the way people interact and build relationships behind their screens and keyboards, a new ‘isotope’ of this function has spawned. Continue reading

The Havish Protocol, or my POV on a brand new socio-political breed.


Havish GokoolTake a guy in his mid 20s, off fresh from the local University,  dress him like his contemporaries (jeans, fanciful Tshirts and Branded sneakers), get him an Engineering degree, a red urban car, a mouth no-one would dare challenge and you have one Havish Gokool, prominent Azir Moris figure and a regular Facebooker.

Described like this, the guy may seem like just an ordinary Mauritian Desi boy, with an average life and a traced future in some private company. We can imagine him married, a dad, living a laid-back styled respectful life in a cosy home until late elderness takes the toll out of him. But that won’t be the Havish I know, that one who chose the hard way to learn life as a fully fledged, bred and born Mauritian. Continue reading

And when did I start to open my eyes ?


Then Came The Political Awakening

Through 2010, I started to reflect on ways to respond to a long going chain of ill-doings and scandals by the people mandated by the Mauritian nation as a whole, to run the country’s everyday affairs and to protect the most vulnerable of our society. Institutionalized corruption,  incompetence and bad governance, all linked to religious and communal nepotism, have been distorting the Mauritians‘ people view of normal life. This has lead to greater egoistic approaches to social problems which in turn left the poorer part of the population deprived of the most basic attention.
I then started to voice out through Facebook pages but realized that it would be a lonely Don Quixote-like battle. I needed to find a natural born leader to intensify the fight. This moment came in 2011.

Late August 2011, a simple call from controversial Mauritian social activist and photographer Jameel Peerally got a new movement going via Facebook. The WANTED 15000 youngsters to save our future initiative was born and with it, the hope to make things move and advance. I joined the movement, on the basis of my 15-yr old friendship with Jameel Peerally, with the will to help out with my experience of Social Media Strategy and Management. From thereon, my will to fight all sorts of injustice in Mauritius did nothing but grow exponentially and proportionally as I discovered more and more of my fellow contrymen’s hardship.

I am proud today to expose my intimate political conscience.

En route for a White Christmas…


Ever danced on a White Christmas?

And Yes! Less than 50 days before Christmas.

While some are getting ready for their white one, we the People of Mauritius are still wondering how ours will be: Black, Red, Blue, Mauve…
One thing is sure, it’s gonna be another bitter one, politically speaking.

Dark, Filthy… and Yet…

If I ever wanted to see dark filthy political machinations in Mauritius, this last week made my very day, with obvious questions wiggling in my little head.
How can one mauritian digest such jingle jots from these MPs who think non-else than to stick to some sort of scientific communal gamble and to the power stations attached therewith? Continue reading

Managing a +21K members Facebook wall (pt 3)


Virtual WarfareDESTROY THE COMMUNITY MANAGER AND YOU DESTROY THE CAUSE!

Associated to a Cause, Community Management is a useful Weapon of Massive Awareness. It acts as a strategic ally in building, consolidating awareness around the foundations, values or the overall image of the Movement. Dynamic Community Management is a powerful catalyst and accelerator for the development of new objectives, events or achievements and can be the basis of the Movement’s success in the real world. WANTED’s September 10’s Port Louis successful Protest March is the perfect example! Fighting the basics of the cause becomes, then, futile! Continue reading

Managing a +21K members Mauritian Facebook wall ! (pt 1)


WANTED : 15,000 Youngsters to Save OUR Future!PREAMBLE

Managing a +21K members Mauritian Facebook wall, is just an awesome experience.

I won’t hide my pride of being associated to Jameel Peerally’s WANTED : 15,000 Youngsters to Save OUR Future! (called hereafter WANTED) commendable, timely, populist Facebook initiative. But I guess it is about time I shed some light on what the Facebook Administrator’s/ Moderator’s job is about. Continue reading