A campaign of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius
“Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams. “
Jane, the outstanding singer aged 18, is visually impaired by birth. Some of us have discovered Jane, when she was at The Voice Kids 2 in 2015; others had the chance to know her from before. For instance, in 2011, she was recognised and rewarded by the Rotary Club of Rose-Belle, in testimony of her trust and success in music and singing.
Despite her peculiarity, Jane went through schooling until the CPE (Certificate of Primary Education) at the specialized institution “Lizié dans la main” in Curepipe, Mauritius, where she obtained 19 units for her end-of-cycle exams. She then joined the Lorette College of Curepipe and is now studying at Saint-Nicolas School where she obtained her certificate from HSC (Higher School Certificate, the equivalent of the BAC in France).
Jane tells us that it is this passion for singing that has allowed her to come out of her cocoon. She took piano and singing lessons and recently passed her “Royal School of Music” exams, grade 4 piano and grade 3 singing with honors. She is the first and only visually impaired Mauritian ever to take part in a review of the Royal School of Music, according to the MES (Mauritius Examination Syndicate).
Jane has several prestigious titles to her credit: she was appointed ambassador by the Global Rainbow Foundation, working for people with disabilities, and is also an ambassador of the museum Louis Braille, France, where she was made honorary citizen of Port Louis named “MSK, Member of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean” in March 2017, by the President of the Republic of Mauritius for her contribution in the field of arts and was named artist of “UNESCO for the peace “.
Jane shares the message of hope, where the disabled are “otherwise capable”, and can undertake challenging and live their dreams. She inspires the young generation by showing that working hard brings success. This coupled with perseverance will help them in realising their dreams and reaching their goals.
She desires better facilities and development for the “otherwise able” in Mauritius which will help them live better. Unfortunately, she notes that there are not enough infrastructural resources for the “otherwise capable”.
However, Jane has immense admiration towards the European Union actions in the social sector in Mauritius. She decided to join their cause because she shares the same values of equal human rights and that together with the EU she will be able to spread her message with a broader audience.
Jane dreams to live in a peaceful and harmonious society, however, justifies that “We are lucky to be in a country where there is no war and where we cohabit peacefully, where all cultures know how to conserve peace”.