Corporate Sustainability CIEL Foundation - projects

  • ACTogether is the only web portal offering information on social works and actions in Mauritius and Rodrigues. After 10 years, the portal has moved towards a larger public offering more services. With more than hundred NGOs listed, financers, professional tools and citizens’ actions, is the reference for social actions.

    It offers constant news of the NGOs through two newsletters every month to 3,500 persons, on its Facebook page, and thanks to its collaboration with Radio One and L’Express newspaper.

    With the refurbished version launched in December 2016, citizens are encouraged to get involved, help, participate, recycle, donate with the new “Citoyens” page dedicated to them.

    In addition, organises a series of activities yearly to bring NGOs “together” and enhance their capacities and visibilities, among which:

    • The “Marché Solidaire”, whose main objectives are to gather all the NGOs around a common project, help them improve the quality of their craft products, bring capacity building and help them in raising funds.
    • often holds a stand at various exposition or open days activities such as the NGOs day at UOM. In collaboration with NGOs, social workers and volunteers, the stand offers the opportunity to be seen, to recruit volunteers and raise awareness around social work in general.
    • also holds “ACTogether ProWorkshops” where professionals give effective training on various themes such as Human Resource Management, fund raising techniques, educational techniques etc ..
  • Focus projects

    Society for the Welfare of the Deaf ("SWD")

    In 2010, CIEL Foundation ("CF") and the SWD opened the FIRST secondary school for hearing-impaired children in Mauritius by launching two classrooms of Form I. Today, the secondary section runs from Form I to IV and keeps on adapting its program to the needs of the students. As at end 2016, 100 students had passed and almost 80% of them are today professionally active. CF invested MUR 5.5M in this project.

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    ANFEN ("Adolescent Non Formal Education Network")

    ANFEN is a network regrouping 20 centres, with 1 centre in Rodrigues, and welcoming nearly 1,000 adolescents with learning difficulties and school drop-outs. ANFEN as a network offers to its members pedagogical and psychosocial support. Within this network, there is a team of social workers linking families and schools. CF funds the salaries of these eight social workers for MUR 620,000 per year.


    Lakaz Lespwar Solitude (“LKL Solitude”)

    Since its inception in 2010, this community development project managed in partnership with Caritas has accompanied about 4,300 people to help them evade the cycle of poverty. 100 families are currently benefiting from their support. CF invested MUR 12.7M in this project. LKL Solitude is an integrated development project, giving free services to people in vulnerable situations. Services offered vary from early childhood school, to therapeutic common garden, education and training for children & adults, personal development programs, solidarity shops, assistance for food, health, housing problems or teenager’s empowerment.


    Lakaz Lespwar Olivia (“LKL Olivia”)

    Building on the success of Lakaz Lespwar Solitude, CF launched the same concept at Olivia in 2015 and financed the installation of the centre with Alteo Group. Today, about 100 families have been identified and services are put together to accompany them.

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  • Other Projects

    Over & above these, CF also helps NGOs on specific projects linked to CIEL’s future developments and strategies, for example Mahebourg Espoir Education Centre close to Ferney and Inclusion Mauritius; a network of NGOs working with handicap people and who is helping to raise awareness on mental handicap in the Group.

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    As part of its strategy to give capacity building to its focus projects, CF also finances other NGOs which can bring support and establish partnerships with these tasks. Some of these “satellite projects” are:

    Pedostop - awareness session on child abuse

    Friends in Hope - awareness session on mental disease

    Etoile d’Esperance - awareness sessions and prise en charge on alcoholism amongst women

    Kinouété - support of beneficiaries in jail

    ICJM (Institut Cardinal Jean Margéot) - personal development programs

    Link to Life - awareness and detection on breast cancer

    DLD Teen Hope – an ANFEN centre

    • Mahebourg Espoir Education Centre - Facilitates the social integration of the community in future developments of the region

    • Centre d’Acceuil de Terre Rouge – with it’s new centre treating synthetic drugs addictions amongst youngsters, the Centre Frère René Guillemin.
    • Befrienders – for awareness raisins sessions on suicide prevention
    • Rêve & Espoir – for its specialized classrooms for autistic children
    • TIPA – for their training sessions Facilit’Art and their manager’s workshop; bringing art therapy capacity building in NGOs
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  • Focus Projects

    Service d’Évaluation et de Diagnostic de l’Autisme à Maurice (SEDAM)

    Unique in Mauritius, SEDAM has been officially launched in July 2018.  This service is managed by Autisme Maurice and provides a multidisciplinary diagnosis to patients suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This project was made possible with the support of CIEL Foundation (CF) and other partners such as SUN Resorts, Wellkin Hospital and State Bank of Mauritius. Wellkin offers two consultation rooms, for free, to welcome the families in the best possible conditions. Sun Resorts also contributed to the project by sponsoring the accommodation of the coach from Austime Reunion who provided training to SEDAM staff in Mauritius. 

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