Friendship College was founded in 1961 by RC Bachwa and some motivated collaborators. The fundamental mission of this secondary school was to provide standardized education to the children of humble families that populated Goodlands and its surrounding villages.
At the time of its creation, Friendship College’s mission was to provide education at a reasonable price. Back then, education was not free, as it is today. The school’s starting student-population was 60, and Friendship College had to contend with another secondary school in the region. In 1969, the decision was taken to segment the coeducational school. There would be a Friendship College Boys, and Friendship College Girls.
Since then, thousands of boys have been educated and formed at our secondary school. Friendship College Boys accomplishes its fundamental mission by adapting to the shifting landscape of Mauritian society. Our school strives to impart its students with a sound education. The basic philosophy of Friendship College Boys is that “A School is the cradle of Friendship.”
Friendship College Boys is an environment conditioned for conducive education, where model citizens of tomorrow can be formed, whether academically or socially.
We believe that education should be accessible to everyone. For us, learning is like breathing. When a student is given a direction that aligns with his purpose, he can unlock his potential.
Friendship College Boys has remained relevant throughout the economic expansion of Mauritius. We have had the honour to have outstanding teachers such as Mr Dev Virahsawmy, Mr Dharam Fokeer, and Mr Lloyd Baligadoo, among others. The Friendship team has educated fine individuals such as former Education Minister Mr Armoogum Parsuramen.
Friendship College was founded in 1961 by RC Bachwa and a band of motivated collaborators. The fundamental mission of this secondary school was to provide standardized education to the children of humble families that populated Goodlands and its surrounding.
The flame of Friendship has been kept alive by the late Mr Harris Bachwa, Mrs Shobha Heeramun and their esteemed colleagues. Our institution aims to provide sound education & values to our students. We work to educate responsible, honest, full-fledged citizens of tomorrow.
Mrs Shobha Heeramun is the current director of Friendship College Boys.