Donation Drive at the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
The project ‘Mauritius Repurposed: The Covid Period as an Opportunity for Product Development, Waste Reduction and Restored Dignity, approved under the Special Call for Applications: Fast-track Innovation Initiatives was undertaken by The Good Shop (TGS) and completed in May 2022.
Following the completion of the project, a Donation Drive was organised at the MRIC from 22nd August to 5th September 2022. At the end of the Donation Drive, a total of 68.8 kg of donations were collected from MRIC staff, out of which
62% went to the shop floor, supporting TGS’s missions of Education, Employment and Environment.
36% went to TGS’s NGOs partners to support their beneficiaries.
The remaining 2% were used considered as 'leftovers' for TGS’s upcycling projects.
It is to be noted that according to The Good Shop representatives, the quality of the donations received was very good.
A second Donation Drive will be planned in the year 2023.
By: Dr P Veer Ramjeawon and Dr R Jeetah Rampadaruth