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Terra Foundation funds new school for autistic children in Mauritius

Terra Foundation funds new school for autistic children in Mauritius

Terra Foundation has accompanied and supported ‘Autisme Maurice’ at each stage to open this new wing in response to a growing need in the North. (Image: Company)

With the help of the Terra Foundation, ‘Autisme Maurice’ has been able to open a new school, which was officially inaugurated on May 22, 2014 at Notre Dame, Montagne Longue.

Terra Foundation has accompanied and supported ‘Autisme Maurice’ at each stage to open this new wing in response to a growing need in the North.

“It is the culmination of a long project. We were receiving growing demand for children living in the North, but unfortunately we had no framework to welcome them,” said Géraldine Aliphon, Director, Autisme Maurice.

“Terra Foundation has been the only company that answered our call, and that too since the beginning of the project in April 2013,” she said.

“Furthermore, they have helped us not only financially but also by participating actively in the renovation of the rooms provided to us by the parish of ‘Notre-Dame de la Délivrance’,” she concluded.

Terra Foundation has supplied ‘Autisme Maurice’ with various equipments such as computer and audiovisual hardware, paint, curtains, furniture and partitions.

“Terra Foundation is pleased to sponsor this project and thus, offer autistic children from the North a better chance of development through the specialized techniques of expert educators,” Marie Annick Auguste, Director, Terra Foundation.

By helping ‘Autisme Maurice’, Terra Foundation reiterates its commitment of providing education to all.

The Terra Foundation is run by Terra Mauricia, which is a conglomerate established in Mauritius with regional operations. Incorporated in July 1960, Terra Mauricia is one of the major sugar groups on the island.

As one of the largest groups in Mauritius, Terra recognizes the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in developing any successful business and established the Terra Foundation to channel, monitor and disseminate the group’s CSR activities.

As for Autisme Maurice, it was formerly known as Autism Intervention Association (AIA). Founded on 26 November 2009, it was officially registered on 26 February 2010.

Open to children, youngsters and adults living with autism as well as professionals and all persons directly concerned with this syndrome, it now covers 170 members and two specialized schools.

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