MOL Charitable Trust selected 2nd year projects for funding

The MOL Charitable Trust (the "Trust") (Note 1) held a ceremony in Mahebourg on Sunday, January 15, 2023, to announce the 20 projects selected for support from the Fund among those submitted in the second call for applications. The Fund also exchanged Memorandums of Understanding with each organization (Note 2). Among those in attendance were Mr. Shuichiro Kawaguchi, the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritius and Mr. Junichiro Ikeda, the Chairman of the Board of MOL who expressed his hopes for the success of each project and his gratitude to everyone involved.

The second call for applications drew more than 100 submissions, the same as the previous call, and the Trust's Enforcers Committee once again conducted a careful selection process. On Thursday, December 1, 2022, an Enforcers Committee meeting was held at the MOL head office in Tokyo, attended by Mr. Toshiaki Tanaka, the Executive Vice President of the Board of MOL who also serves on the Trust's Enforcers Committee. Twenty projects in the fields of environmental protection, agriculture, and local community support were selected.

The Trust will provide up to 1 million Mauritian rupees per grantee project per year, and the Trust's local Enforcers Committee will provide regular support for the operation and management of the projects. MOL will report on the activities of each project from time to time in the Trust's newsletter and on this website.

MOL will continue to support the restoration and protection of the natural environment and the growth of local communities in Mauritius through the Trust.

(Note 1) Please refer to the press release dated June 21, 2021, the post dated December 24, 2021, on this page ("MOL Charitable Trust selected projects for funding"), and "Funding" for information on the Trust.

(Note 2) Please click here for outlines of the 20 projects for in the second call for applications.

At a meeting of the Trust's Enforcers Committee held at MOL head office in Tokyo. Committee members´╝ŤDr. Jimmy Harmon (back row, second from left), Mr. Toshiaki Tanaka, the Executive Vice President of the Board of MOL (back row, third from left), Mr. Marc Dalais (back row, fourth from left), and Mr. Darmen Ellayah (back row, second from right)( Thursday, December 1, 2022)
Mr. Junichiro Ikeda, the Chairman of the Board of MOL delivered a speech at the ceremony announcing projects selected from the 2nd call for grant applications.( Sunday, January 15, 2023)
Trust's Local Enforcers Committee members and representatives of each organization selected from the 2nd call for grant applications. (Sunday, January 15, 2023)

Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) TV news report on Sunday, January 15, 2023

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