Tchonté Mireille Silue
IUGB CLASS OF 2014
I’m 24-years old, born and raised in Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire. While working on my master’s degree, I developed an interest in education. My classes were interactive, where students worked on team projects to propose solutions to issues we noticed in some communities. I started to dream about an inclusive and interactive education system in Côte d’Ivoire that would create generations of problem-solvers rather than jobseekers.
To give back to my community after my master’s and to gain more experience in education, I started to teach part-time at my former university. With my first salaries, I could set up Centre Eulis.
Centre Eulis is an educational space aiming to help kids discover the world through books, outings, and educational workshops. We opened in April 2017 and currently have approximately 1,500 books.
I created it to provide an open learning space to the people of my neighborhood. Yopougon is mostly known for its bars and other drinking spaces, but it lacks spaces where kids can continue to learn after school. I want Centre Eulis to be that place where they will love to be and to learn. (Read more)