Mauritius

Action for Development - Mauritius

Address: P.O. Box 1042, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 261 6145
Fax: 230 261 6145
Email:
Internet:
Contact: C. Gunput
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: SADC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To sensitise people about development and environmental issues, as well as cooperatives, Agenda 21 of the UN; to train grassroot people in agriculture cooperative and nutrition.

Illustrative Project:

Organized seminers and training programs in agriculture, tree-planting in deforested areas; formation of cooperative groups in agriculture. Environmental education, seminars and training; Dissimination of Agenda 21.

Association for the Direct Democracy Network

Address: Royal Road, Chemin, Grenier, Mauritius
Phone: 230 662 6066
Fax: 230 622 8500
Email: goolbarh@yahoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Goolbar Hamza
Type of Organization: International / National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 2000
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Mouvement International de Democratie Direct

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To disseminate the idea of dialogue and democratic culture and thereby promote and accelerate the process of direct democracy; to preserve peace, freedom, equality and inculcate the culture of democracy and fundamental human rights; to educate the members on the concept of Rule of Law and Human Rights and work towards the betterment and evolution of the parliamentary system towards direct democracy; to promote political and ideological dialogues among the intellectuals, political militants and other social groups; to build the capacity of the civil society and actively involve the people in the development process of their communities.

Illustrative Project:

Several workshops have been held in Mauritius on globalisation in the third world and the new world order. Also organized seminars for youth on peace and effective communication.

Center for Documentation, Research and Training on the SW Indian Ocean

Address: 31 Draper Avenue, P.O. Box 91, Rosehill, Mauritius
Phone: 230 465 50 36
Fax: 230 465 14 22
Email: pynee@mu.refer.org
Internet:
Contact: Pynee A. Chellapermal
Type of Organization: National / Regional
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: NGO Liaison Committee (NGLC)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote, disseminate and advance through actions, the vital concept of people-centered development, particularly in Mauritius. To stress the importance of regional cooperation, in all its forms, among the countries of the Indian Ocean and in particular the islands of the South West Indian Ocean (Comoros, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius).

Illustrative Project:

Through a coordinated body of NGOs from each island of the South West Indian Ocean, a community foundation known as "Fondation Communautaire de l'Océan Indien", has been formed.

Cercle des dames mourides

Adresse: 1a Tagore Avenue, Mesnil, Phoenix, Maurice
Tél: 230 696 4712
Fax: 230 696 4712
Email:
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Allia Syed Hossen-Gooljar, Présidente
Type d'organisation: Nationale
Membres: Femmes
Année de fondation: 1992
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Privées
Affiliations: NWC / MACOSS / MAW

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

La finalité du CDM est de construire la nation mauricienne et d'oeuvrer en faveur de l'unité nationale. Ses objectifs sont de sensibiliser les femmes à diverses questions, de les former au travail de groupe, et de contribuer au bien-être des Mauriciennes en général. La devise du Cercle est: 'Le développement de la société repose sur le dos de le femme'.

Projet illustratif:

Ce programme de formation de trois mois s'adresse aux femmes de la région défavorisée de La Pipe, Curepipe. Il comprend des sesions sur la médiation, la nutrition, les premiers soins, le planning familial et la peinture. Au terme du programme, les participantes reçoivent un certificat de fréquention délivré par le Ministére de la Femme, de l'Enfance et du Bien-Etre familial.

Les femmes de La Pipe suivent une formation de six mois dirigée par des spécialistes des affaires en collaboration avec le centre pour la promotion de la petite entreprise. Les cours abordent le marketing, le calcul des coûts et la fixation des prix, le financement de projets, la gestion des ressources humaines, la comptabilité, la protection de l'environnement et l'hygiène. Des femmes qui avaient déjà fondé une entreprise ont partagé leur expérience avec les autres participantes. Differentes idées ont été soumises à ces dernières, par exemple dans le domaine de l'achat en gros pour la revente au détail, de la réalisation de broderies et autres travaux artisanaux à domicile, de l'aviculture et de l'élevage.

Council for Development, Environmental Studies & Conservation

Address: P.O. Box 1124, Port-Louis, Mauritius
Phone:
Fax:
Email: maudesco@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: R. Awotar, Executive Chairman
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Environmental protection for sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars and workshops on sustainable development and conservation.

Council of Students and Youth Movements

Address: 12 Bourbon Street, P.O. Box 401, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 208 0145
Fax: 230 240 9964
Email: cosymmauritius@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Ms. Anjoo Dhunputh
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: IYSUN / ELC / NASYO / IUS / AACYC / YDC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote educational, political, cultural and socio-economic development of youth at national level, to raise awareness about environmental and health problems; to forward solutions for specific youth problems and needs.

Illustrative Project:

Workshops on adult education, health, population issues and literacy; workshops on the United Nations and human rights.

Development Indian Ocean Network

Address: Helvetia, Merrytown, St. Pierre, Mauritius
Phone: 230 433 0107
Fax: 230 208 6370
Email: macoss@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: B. B. Gowreesunker
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Federation of African Voluntary Development Organisations

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Pursue economic, social and political development in the islands of the southwest Indian Ocean.

Illustrative Project:

Organised workshop for fishermen of the Indian Ocean islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues and Seychelles.

Federation of Disabled Persons Organization Mauritius

Address: 15 Avenue Farquhar, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Phone: 230 212 2373
Fax: 230 208 7758
Email: rabroco@bow.intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: Zohra Rajah
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Disabled Peoples International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To protect and advance the interests of all disabled in Mauritius; to consider and pass comments on actual or impending legislation in Mauritius affecting disabled people, and to apply for, petition for, or to promote any act of parliament or other legislative enactment desirable for the betterment and enhancement of the full participation of disabled people.

Illustrative Project:

Integrating handicapped children in to normal schools. Creating a day care center for handicapped children between the ages of 3 and 15. Creation of a literacy class for the Physical Welfare Association.

Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Mauritius

Address: P.O. Box 208, Rose Hill, Mauritius
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mrs. Saleemah Udbin
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protect the rights of muslim women.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars on women rights and responsibilities.

Forum of Non-Government Organizations

Address: 12 Bourbon Street, P.O. Box 382, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 254 3777
Fax: 230 241 2222
Email: ngofmauritius@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: Jayduth Chumun
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 2003
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promoting cooperation among NGOs towards participation in national development.

Illustrative Project:

First series of 30 national workshops on "Effects of Early Pregnancies" started in March 2004 and will end in March 2006. Three workshops per district and most workshops to be held in secondary schools, social welfare centres and at Women's Centres on the mainland and on the Rodrigues Islands of Mauritius.

Friends of the Environment

Address: 25 St Georges Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 212 6783
Fax: 230 212 2524
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote protection environment for a sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Education, information, communication of authority and population on environment and development.

Hindu Youth Federation

Address: La Foret Road, La Marie, Vacoas, Mauritius
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Nivedita Seebaluck
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1956
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help young men and women in social and educational activities.

Illustrative Project:

Training in social work and social leadership (2 courses with about 40 participants each); training for trainers.

Ligue africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples

Adresse: Room 2, 12, rue Bourbon, B.P. 401, Port Louis, Maurice
Tél: 230 208 1440
Fax: 230 241 222
Email: humanrightsMaurice@servihoo.com
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Rashad Daureeawoo
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Région Afrique
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes / Personnes âgées
Année de fondation: 1979
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres
Affiliations: Ligue afrique des droits de l'homme et des peuples

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Promouvoir le respect des droits de l'homme; l'organisation d'activités sociales, culturelles, éducationnelles, sportives; promouvoir la  tolérance, la solidarité et la coopération parmi hommes, femmes et enfants, sans distinction de race, sexe, langues, religion et orientation politique.

Projet illustratif:

Inspection des cellules de détention dans les prisons à Maurice; lancement du pamphlet pour la promotion de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme; participer et adhérer en tant qu'observateur aux grandes instances  internationales.

Mauritius Council for Development, Environmental Studies and Conservation

Address: P.O. Box 1124, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 212 0242 / 251 0882 / 425 2417
Fax: 230 208 6370 / 424 8500
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Rajen Awotar
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: French / English
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Environment Liason Centre, Nairobi

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the environment, development and conservation, to organise youth, adults, women, grassroots and student groups for the promotion of formal and non-formal environmental, conservation and sustainable education projects.

Illustrative Project:

Training of community, youth, women and student groups in sustainable development projects, compost making from home waste. Held survey on environmental problems and projects, and seminars on Agenda 21 recommendations and sustainable life styles.

Mauritius Council of Social Service

Address: Astor Court, 2nd Floor, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 208 4425 / 212 0242
Fax: 230 208 6370
Email: macoss@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: H. Hurrynag
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1965
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Coordination, capacity building and empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

Recently ran a training course on computer use for publication. 24 member organizations (NGOs) with computers and involved in publication were trained in desktop publishing. This has helped the NGOs to publish work in their own office, and to optimize the use of their computers, as well as to cut costs on publications.

Mauritius Council of Youth Organizations

Address: Jackson Road, Vacoas, Mauritius
Phone: 230 45 20 86 370 / 38 558 - 9 - 60 -6
Fax: 230 45 38 562
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Hulsi Gowreesunker
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Community Development; environmental education; policy development on youth issues; advocacy.

Illustrative Project:

Community development skills training; running specialized workshops on environmental education; two community development projects in two villages; seminars sensitizing rural young people about existing youth programmes.

Mauritius Employers' Federation

Address: Cerne House, Chaussee, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 212 4012
Fax: 230 212 6725
Email: mef@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: Azad Jeetun
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members:
Year Founded: 1962
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: International Organization of Employers

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To represent the interests of employers and private sector vis-a-vis the government and trade unions; to safeguard the interests of the private sector; to represent employers internationally.

Illustrative Project:

The MEF introduced in the mid eighties a training programme for small and medium enterprises to strengthen management of SMEs with the assistance of the international labour organization, Geneva.

Mauritius Family Planning Association

Address: 30 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 211 41 01 / 211 41 05 / 208 41 84
Fax: 230 208 23 97
Email: mfpa@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: Bedy Budory
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: French / English
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: IPPF / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Association is committed to  social justice, gender equity, the advancement of the rights of the individual and the family, free and informed choice regarding the number and spacing of children and contraception, and to prepare young people for healthy attitudes and behavior. We achieve these goals  through advocacy, information, networking and demonstration of quality care services.

Illustrative Project:

MFPA in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, Center for International Community Health Studies, and the Institute for Community Research in the USA, conducted a study on Young Women, Work and AIDS-Related Risk Behavior in 1993 among 51 industries.

Mauritius Federation of UNESCO Clubs

Address: Trou Aux Biches Road, Triolet, Mauritius
Phone: 230 26 16 137
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Vijay Bhunjun
Type of Organization: National / National / Urban
Members: Youth / Men / Women
Year Founded: 1976
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: UNESCO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the ideals and activities of the United Nations and UNESCO through the organization of educational, social and cultural activities; to foster mutual understanding, peace and solidarity.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars; exhibitions; competitions; cultural programmes; excursions; issue of magazines.

Mauritius Girl Guides Association

Address: Centre Vuillemin, 6 Randabel Road, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Phone: 230 45 45 309
Fax: 230 21 24 155
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sylvie Georgette
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Women / Female Youth
Year Founded: 1926
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world; to offer leadership training and training on decision making; to foster friendship among girls and young women in all nations.

Illustrative Project:

Training of 200 girls and 250 adults; peace pack projects consisting of educational material destined for refugee children (joint venture with WAGGGS and UNHCR, 2436 packs were distributed to Somali refugee children); literacy training course; path holidays; 'clean up the world' campaign and plantation of local fruits project; visits to orphanages and hospitals.

Mauritius Institute of Education

Adresse: Reduit, Maurice
Tél: 230 454 10 31 / 454 10 36
Fax: 230 454 10 37 / 263 87 55
Email: bonne mère@hotmail.com
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Jayantee Naugah
Type d'organisation: Nationale
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes
Année de fondation: 1973
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Donateurs locaux
Affiliations: Tertiary Education Commission

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Cours de pédagogie; recherche en pédagogie (niveaux préscolaire, primaire, secondaire); production de manuels.

Projet illustratif:

Introduction des études sur l'environnement au niveau primaire comme un sujet examinable au niveau de la fin du cycle primaire. Production des manuels et formation des pédagogues.

Mauritius Union of Students Councils

Address: 87 Nicolay Street, Ste Croix, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 24 23 366
Fax: 230 28 36 848
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Selvedy Veerasamy
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To defend the rights and interests of Mauritius students; to promote their welfare and the quality standard of education; to prepare  young people for their roles as responsible citizens.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion and achievement of education for all through the establishment of a university, through compulsory primary and secondary education, fostering equal access to tertiary and university education; lobbying for academic freedom and autonomy of universities; putting forward a reform and democratization of the education system; seminars, follow up courses, conferences, etc.

Mauritius Voluntary Committee for the Welfare & Development of Children & Youth

Address: 10, Julius Boucherat Street, Ste. Croix, P.B. 848, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 28 36 848
Fax: 230 28 36 848
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dooroosautmy Mootoosamy
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote voluntary work among the youth and students of Mauritius and the world.

Illustrative Project:

Community development; environmental activities.

NGO Liaison Committee

Address: P.O. Box 161, Rose Hill, Mauritius
Phone: 230 212 3910
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: CEDREFI

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Coordinate NGOs activities. Build capacity and strengthen institutions.

Illustrative Project:

Coordination and partnership among NGOs before negotiation with the Government.

National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

Address: Young Farmers Training Centre, Belle-Mare, Q. Cocos, Mauritius
Phone: 230 41 51 805
Fax: 230 41 51 805
Email:
Internet:
Contact: I. Balgobin
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1962
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote training and affiliation of young farmers clubs; to organise training courses, lectures, workcamps and exhibitions; to foster the development of self-reliance and individual responsibility; to encourage members to participate in the agricultural and community development of the country.

Illustrative Project:

Food production and handicraft project; environmental activities and awareness raising; seminars; training courses, in particular on agricultural skills.

National Women's Council

Address: 5th floor, CSK House, cnr Emmanuel Anquetil and Remy Ollier Streets, Port Louis,
Mauritius
Phone: 230 240 2530 / 216 2733
Fax: 230 240 7717 / 216 2061
Email:
Internet:
Contact: N. Nababsing
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership Fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To ensure coordination of women's activities; to establish and maintain communication networks among women's' organizations; to collaborate with the government in the elaboration of programmes and policies for women.

Illustrative Project:

The adult literacy programme introduced in 1989 has been very successful in providing basic skills in reading and numeracy to women between the ages of 20 and 80.  So far, about 3,000 have benefited from the course.

Northern UNESCO Club Action Network

Address: Bougainvilliers No. 2, Grand Bay, Grand Bay, Mauritius
Phone: 230 26 35 501
Fax: 230 26 39 398
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Patrick Merven
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: UNESCO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To further educational, social and cultural activities.

Illustrative Project:

Discussions; exhibitions; competitions; cultural programmes.

Rural Women's Association

Address: 140 Jackson Road, Vacoes, Mauritius
Phone:
Fax:
Email: dikonet@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote the rights of women farmers and lessen their burden.

Illustrative Project:

Promote agricultural technology that lessens the burden of women farmers.

Small Farmers Movement

Address: P.O. Box 1124, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 697 2659 / 212 5311
Fax: 230 424 8500
Email:
Internet:
Contact: R. Medideen
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Grass Roots Groups
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement, Germany

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote formation at grassroot level: small farmers, women and youth groups in order to promote sustainable agricultural development, i.e. cooperative farming, nutrition education and organic farming.

Illustrative Project:

Training of primary and secondary students, women, youth and grassroot groups in organic farming and compost making with home waste.

The Call Association for Community Development in the Protection of the Environment

Address: Royal Road, Chemin, Grenier, Mauritius
Phone: 230 622 6066
Fax: 230 622 6066
Email: aneelhamza@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Hamza Goolbar
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: El-Taller, Tunisia

Action Areas:

Purpose:

In environmental issues, searching for alternative to conventional development approach; promote sustainable development; create efficient channels of communication among members; organise brainstorming session among the community so as to create awareness; issue monthly newspaper for members; organizing workshops and seminars for the community; working at the grassroot level for the welfare of the community and civil society.

Illustrative Project:

We have organised several workshops in Mauritius as awareness campaign to motivate the community on sensible issues such as globalisation / third world / new world order; residential seminar for use on peace and globalisation; workshops on good governance and effective communication; seminars were held on key issues affecting civil societies; campaigns with leaders of social societies on the protection of the environment at the grassroot levels; exchanges of views of south/south dialogue and participated in international fora and almost all UN Conferences and preparatory committee as an international NGO.

Union of Women's Committee of Mauritius

Address: Room 1, 12 Bourbon Street, P.O. Box 401, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 241 2222
Fax: 230 240 9964
Email: womensmauritius@servihoo.com
Internet:
Contact: Ms. L. Purmessur
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To run activities for national development; to raise awareness and to work on environment, health training, science, art, culture, food, communication, women, youth,  elderly, illiteracy and social support.

Illustrative Project:

We provided a one-year island-wide HIV/AIDS awareness programme in Mauritius.; women's workshops on "Literacy, Adult Education, Poverty and Population.”

United Nations Association of Mauritius

Address: 12, Bourbon Street, P.O. Box 401, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 242 8224
Fax: 230 240 9964
Email: una.boss@intnet.mu / unamauritius@intnet.mu
Internet:
Contact: Nundkeswarsingh Bossoondyal
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1976
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole / Bhojpuri / Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC / WFUNA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promoting aims and objectives of the United Nations.

Illustrative Project:

We organized 10 national workshops on: Basic Rights for Child Survival: Health, Environment and Development. Workshops were carried out on a two year program in all districts of Mauritius. 75 to 100 participants, such as new couples, community leaders, attended each worksho. Resource persons were provided by the Ministry of Women, UNICEF, MFPA, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment.

Young Men's Christian Association - Mauritius

Address: 63 Père Laval Street, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Phone: 230 23 36 215 / 24 25 092
Fax: 230 20 89 817
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Marie-Christine Chinamah / Jennifer Edouard
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned Income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the spiritual, moral, educational and material well-being of young people; to establish and maintain financially viable income generating projects for the deprived youth and to improve their living conditions; to promote the integral development of young people; to help all those in need and care for the less privileged citizens of the country.

Illustrative Project:

Inter-island workcamp holidays; leadership development training programme (management training, community development) self-help projects and income generating programmes; environmental activities at charitable institutions; sewing, embroidery and allied crafts production; care for disabled children; cultural programmes and peace education; sports activities.

Youth Council

Address: 12, Bourbon Street, P.O. Box 401, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 251 4040
Fax: 230 240 9964
Email: youthmauritius@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Suraj Bossoondyal
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Creole / Bhojpuri
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: SADC Youth Movement / World Assembly of Youth

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To strengthen youth relation on a secular basis, to promote tolerance and understanding among various ethnical youth group, to work for national and sustainable development, to promote and implement agenda 21, to carry awareness campaign on drug and substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, rape, prostitution, etc.

Illustrative Project:

Series of symposiums, workshops, roundtables and awareness campaigns on: Agenda 21, drugs and substances abuse effects on family and society, human rights and poverty.

Youth Service (Ministry of Youth and Sports)

Address: 3rd Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 230 21 11 250
Fax: 230 21 12 986
Email:
Internet:
Contact: V. Mulloo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1969
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Hindi
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To cater for the social, cultural, literary and sporting activities of young people between the ages of 14 - 25. 500 youth clubs; 16 youth centres.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of youth and sports activities; sensitization campaigns; environmental awareness raising; prevention of AIDS/HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; prevention for drug and alcohol abuse; peer counseling services for young people.