Mauritius’ Swan Group grants Rs 1.6 mn to 11 NGOs to drive community projects
The NGOs that were the beneficiaries of this donation work in the field of health, well-being, education, sports, socio-economic development, human development, social integration, and the integration of disabled persons into mainstream society. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi)
Mauritius’ insurance services major Swan Group handed over cheques amounting to Rs 1.6 million to 11 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on November 25, 2014 at the Swan Group Centre in Port-Louis, in order to fund their community projects.
This donation, at the hands of Louis Rivalland, Group Chief Executive Officer at Swan, fits within the framework of the program of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Swan Group and aims at helping NGOs to successfully implement social initiatives.
The NGOs that were the beneficiaries of this donation work in the field of health, well-being, education, sports, socio-economic development, human development, social integration, and the integration of disabled persons into mainstream society.
Through this financing, Swan aims to continue its thrust on social and community initiatives, which the financial services group promotes consistently.
“It is necessary to face the fact that NGOs in Mauritius, operating across various fields, perform extraordinary work based on strong relations with the local population and the diverse humanitarian projects they realise for the common good,” Louis Rivalland, Group Chief Executive, declared.
Being a responsible corporate citizen, it is Swan’s duty to implement all possible means to support NGOs in their quest, he added.
The NGOs that were handed over the cheques are: Link to Life, which provides support and advice to cancer patients; SanouVize, which works to eradicate poverty in the South; Fondation Cours Jeanne D’Arc, which provides education to the youth; Junior Achievement Mascareignes, which equips youth with a better comprehension of their economic and social environment.
Other beneficiaries were the Deaf Force Sporting Club, which promotes sport among the hearing-impaired; OpenMind, an organization offering psychological assistance; Ti diams, an association helping diabetic children; and Befrienders, an organisation which works towards suicide prevention in Mauritius.
Finally, the Special Educational Needs Society, a specialised school for children who face academic failure because of learning disorders; Le Pont du Tamarinier, an organisation which provides low-cost housing to disadvantaged families in Black River; and Centre d’Accueil de Terre Rouge, which takes care of the treatment of people suffering from dependence on drugs and alcohol, as well as assists in their rehabilitation and their social reintegration.
- By Marie-Lorry Coret and Cecilia Samoisi