Funding for a project to build a new nursery facility by local NGO

On Thursday, December 10, MOL dispatched team met with Mahebourg Espoir, a local NGO actively involved in helping poor communities in Mahebourg, which is one of the closest towns within the oil polluted area where many local residents derive their living solely on the sea for fishing. The NGO operates the Mahebourg Espoir Education Centre (MEEC) for children coming from vulnerable families who have been dropped out of school.

There are currently about 50 teenagers studying in MEEC. Some classrooms are currently made of converted and refurbished shipping containers. There is also gymnasium and various workshops to provide physical education, music and computer classes along with academic studies and life skills in the facility. Mahebourg Espoir also supports a nursery school in the center of a deprived areas in the region for about 25 children aged between 2 and 5 years. This childcare service is currently being provided in a small apartment under the supervision of a caregiver. Since the facility is facing a possibility of closing order due to its poor infrastructure below the legally required level, Mahebourg Espoir developed a project to open a new facility for pre-school children with larger capacity with used container houses on the site of the Education Centre. MOL has gratefully decided to fund this significant project for children and the community.

MOL dispatched team made some donations for the children studying in MEEC and signed an MOU with Mahebourg Espoir. MOL intends to continue collaborating and supporting the communities in Mauritius.

MOL addressing the students at MEEC
Signing of MOU
(Left end: Ms. Annick, Vice-President of Mahebourg Espoir)
Donating locally made T-shirts and masks to MEEC students