Save The Frogs Day 2017 in Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius celebrated Save The Frogs Day 2017 with three wonderful, separate events. First, Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school, where she spent quality time with the students and teachers. She talked to the students about the importance of preserving frogs and other animal life with the goal of instilling an appreciation for amphibians as well as persuading them to never eat frogs. The first Mauritius SAVE THE FROGS! event at the Les Joyeux Lutin Primary school took place in 2012 and the students and faculty are still dedicated to the cause in 2017.

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Miss India Worldwide Mauritius 2016 Jaleela Hassennally visited Les Joyeux Lutin primary school to teach about frog conservation.

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Jaleela Hassennally - Spreading The Word in Mauritius

When we were kids, my brother and I used to sneak frogs into the house to play with them, in all secrecy and unknown to our parents. At some point, we even raised one from barely jumping to fully grown adult. Every weekend, we would stay over at my grandmother’s place situated just next to a stream and at night we would fall asleep to the sound of frogs croaking in harmony. But I must say that thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! – an organization I got to know through an online poetry contest I entered back in 2011 – I keep on learning amazing frog facts that have not only made me further understand those little jumping creatures, but that have as well, made me appreciate and acknowledge their importance in the sustainability of the ecosystem, for the survival of mankind globally, and especially in my tropical island, Mauritius.

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Jaleela Hassennally sporting a SAVE THE FROGS! shirt.

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