MOL Charitable Trust Participates in the Completion Ceremonies of Skill Development Program by NGO

On Friday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 25, 2023, "Caritas Mauritius" (hereinafter called Caritas)(Note 1), a local NGO funded by MOL Charitable Trust (the Trust) (Note 2), held ceremonies to celebrate the completion of a program aimed at helping residents gain essential life skills and prepare for employment. Mr. Kazuhiko Sugano, Managing Director of MOL (Mauritius) Ltd., who also serves as Chairperson of the Trust's Enforcers Committee, was on hand for the events.

The project was selected as one of the Trust's first grant recipients. It reaches about 150 unemployed persons of the southeastern region of the island, particularly those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them acquire basic lifestyle habits and job skills in such areas as confectionery and cooking.

Completion ceremonies were held at two locations at Trou d'Eau Douce on Friday, April 14, and at Mahebourg on Tuesday, April 25. Caritas representative Mr. Josian Labonté said during the ceremony on April 25,

"The project aims to improve employment opportunities for socially disadvantaged people in the region by providing three types of training approved by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) (Note 3): literacy, life skills, and pastry making and cooking. Of the 15 participants in the pastry and cooking skill training program, 13 have already begun working as patissier and started a small business enterprise to sell their products."

MOL will continually support activities that help people take the first step toward self-sufficiency, such as education and skill acquisition through the Trust.

(Note 1) Caritas Mauritius
The NGO which implements skill development programs for socially vulnerable communities.
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(Note 2) Please refer to the press release dated June 21, 2021, and the post dated December 24, 2021, on this page "MOL Charitable Trust selected projects for funding," and the page of "Funding" website.

(Note 3) Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) is the official certification organization in the Republic of Mauritius that oversees the education and training programs provided in the country and supervises and develops programs to implement higher quality education and training.
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The completion ceremony at Trou d'Eau Douce on Friday, April 14, 2023. The cakes on the table were prepared by the beneficiairies of the program.

Video of the presentation of project results shown at the completion ceremony (at Trou d'Eau Douce)

The Completion Ceremonies on April 25, 2023 (at Mahebourg)