Caraibetude.com is a student initiative. Our objective is to create a student network between the French West Indies and the rest of the Caribbean, a network spanning 200 million people from Mexico alll the way to Guyana.
Given that the French West Indies tends to lack visibility in its own region, the Caribbean, our aim is that this site will aid in the establishment of dialogue between Caribbean students. In so doing, we hope to contribute to regional integration that acknowledges the place of the French West Indies in the Caribbean region.
This project is in response to the brain drain and the rapid ageing of the French West Indies population. It is essential for us to firmly establish the French West Indies in the Caribbean context in order to facilitate the increasing need for regional integration.
This website is, therefore, divided into four sections:
– Caribbean network publishes articles about young Caribbean people who are committed to the development of regional co-operation or simply open to the dialogue.
–Isiya/Isidan et Lotbô (Here and There) relates the academic experience and aspirations of French Caribbean people worldwide.
–Pawol (Feedback) gives a voice to young graduates and entrepreneurs who are part of the economic, social or cultural fabric of the Caribbean.
–Aide et Outils (Help and tools) presents various forms of student support such as scholarships, grants, foreign exchange programs, etc.
Meet the Team
Martin Cloé, Founder and Contributor in Bordeaux
Founder of this entire project and website, Martin Cloé is a 21-year-old Martinican student participating in the France-Caribbean international study programme (FIFCA) at Science Po Bordeaux in France, in partnership with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique, and the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica. A proud and passionate Caribbean citizen, Martin dreams of a Pan-Caribbean society in which Caribbean citizens work together to solve various problems in the region. He was previously a contributor to the column Drivé for the site Bokantajenes.
Russell Green, Contributor in Kingston
Russell Green is a young Jamaican completing a B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He describes himself as an extrovert although he would rather spend most of his time reading or watching series. He is particularly interested in studying languages and in cultural exchange.
Silvere Mothmora, Contributor in Fort de France
Silvere Mothmora is a Martinican student pursuing a Master’s degree at the Université des Antilles, Martinique. A volunteer firefighter and rescuer and theatre-enthusiast, this 28-year-old has a keen interest in Caribbean writers and reads very widely. He hopes to pursue a career in both publishing and acting/theatre in Martinique.
We hope you choose to be a part of the adventure!