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The Basic Education To Adolescents (BETA)  program aims at providing functional literacy, computer courses and numeracy to school dropouts.

Basic Education to Adolescents BETA


The BETA program aims at providing functional literacy, computer courses and numeracy to primary school dropouts. Classes began in May 1998. Initially, the program covers one class of some thirty learners from six villages of the south of the island. These learners after failing the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) examination twice have been pushed out of the school system.

The BETA Program represents a second chance for these “out-of-school youths” to learn to read and write and acquire some essential skills which can be useful in their life. The curriculum has been designed in such a way as to include six different learning areas.

The Program curriculum has been adapted to the needs of the learners. Halley Movement is constantly looking for assistance to keep the program running. We are grateful to the various international and national organisations that have supported us since 1998.

BETA Activities


A Research Study on the causes of primary school failure in Mauritius was conducted before the Program. The recommendations of the study were instrumental to the start of the BETA Program in 1998.

The Curriculum 


Learning Areas

Communication, literacy and language learning
Numeracy and Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Arts and Culture
Computer Literacy
Life Orientation


Objectives of BETA

To combat exclusion and to facilitate social integration.
To enable everyone to participate fully in the socio-economic life of the country.
To empower young people for critical thinking and problem-solving.



Learners stand to benefit most from the BETA Program. Many for the first time have access to computer education. A Lot of changes will happen and these changes are all for the better.

Learners will have greater self-esteem because they are allowed to develop at their own pace

Learners, actively involved will  blossom and grow
Learners are trained to work effectively in groups. They will learn the value of teamwork.
Learners will understand why they are learning
Constant feedback will keep them motivated


Child Finance Initiative

The Finance learning area aims to teach balanced social and financial education to youths and children. This teaching initiative encourages ‘learning by doing’ through songs, games, role play, storytelling, creative activities and group discussions. The programme has been implemented in several non-formal educational centres. The BETA Programme has included the Aflatoun component within its curriculum since 2011.

This programme is implemented by teachers with the help of a series of books produced by Aflatoun, Child Social and Financial Education. The programme promotes children’s self-esteem to enable them to actively participate in their environment.

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