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Mauritius Union Foundation reaffirms its commitment to alleviate poverty by granting Rs 524700 to 8 NGOs.

Mauritius Union Foundation reaffirms its commitment to alleviate poverty by granting Rs 524700 to 8 NGOs.

Chief Executive Officer Designate and Chairman of Mauritius Union Foundation, Bertrand Casteres. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi).

The Mauritius Union Foundation (MUF) has opened a new chapter in the field of social responsibility yesterday October 27, 2014, at the Mauritius Union Head Office in Port-Louis with various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for a full-day workshop, aiming at making a diagnosis of the current situation on the ground.

This fruitful day was conducive to information sharing and laid the ground for future collaboration with the Mauritius Union foundation, as the group aims to set up a major project involving several NGOs.

The workshop was closed by a cheque presentation ceremony to eight chosen NGOs amounted to a sum of Rs 524, 700.

The NGOs supported by the Mauritius Union Foundation are: ‘Mouvement Quartier EDC de Rose-Belle’ which received Rs80, 000; ‘Association Handicapes de L`Est’, ‘Etoile du Berger’, the ‘Committee on Poverty Association ’ and the ‘Mauritius Wildlife Foundation’ were presented a cheque of Rs50, 000 each; ‘Association des Parents D`Enfants aux Besoins Speciaux’ got Rs 36, 000; ‘Link to Life’ obtained Rs 108, 700; and finally ‘Curepipe Starlight’ was handed out Rs100, 000.

“At the Mauritius Union Foundation we want to walk the talk, we do not just want to give or take money, we want to see the real impact of these projects on our society,” the Group Human Resources Manager of Mauritius Union, Mekraj Baldowa said.

“This full day workshop is a way to show that we do not only want to be a sponsor but rather a lifelong partner with these NGOs, furthermore we have decided to create this platform to allow the different NGOs members to brainstorm towards future strategies but also to network,” he said.

Aimed toward creating a positive impact on the consumers, the employees, the communities and all other actors of the public sphere, the Mauritius Union is now launching a new strategy involving its employees.

“By launching our first integrated report last year, we have decided to show that we really care about our commitment of changing the Mauritian society, and that we want to see where we are going and what we can do more to improve the situation,” said the Chief Executive Officer Designate and Chairman of Mauritius Union Foundation, Bertrand Casteres.

“At Mauritius Union group we want to show that we are committed vis-a-via our stakeholders and that we want to be closer to them. That is why by next year our employees will be involved in social work activities in order to bring their contribution to alleviate poverty,” he further added.

- By Cecilia Samoisi

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