The “Association de Parents d’Enfants Inadaptés de l’Ile Maurice (APEIM)” is a non-government organization, responsible for the care, support, development and well-being of children and adults with developmental disabilities, moderate to severe mental handicap, in some cases with other related disorders. Founded by Nancy Piat in 1970, the APEIM has been constantly striving to better the life and conditions of mentally disabled people in Mauritius.
The support of the Poncini Group, Allegra Création, Poncini Sun Boutiques and Parure will enable the APEIM to:
- improve school infrastructure in St. Paul
- acquire accounting software and broadband subscription for 1 year
- Provide training and specialization of the paramedical team
- Support the day to day funding of services.
LIZIE DAN LA MAIN
“Lizie dan la main” (meaning “the eyes in the hand”) is an association that works for the welfare and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired people. This association provides support to people in Mauritius and its neighbouring countries, such as Madagascar, Comoros and other African countries. “Lizie dan la main” was established in 1981 and has since become a reference in the struggle for the welfare and care of the visually impaired people of Mauritius
In DATE, Poncini donated a Tissot Silent T to this association. This particular watch has been developed specially to be able to provide an accurate reading of time without having to see the time piece. This watch can be considered as important tool to help visually disabled people in their everyday lives.
ASSOCIATION LOIS LAGESSE TRUST FUND
After becoming Blind during his adulthood, Mr Lois Lagesse decided to create a center to help the people who were in the same situation.
The Lois Lagesse Centre, also known as the School for the Blind, has been operational since 1946, and works for the welfare of people with visual impairments. The school welcomes forty students in its pre-primary and primary units to ensure their upbringing and development. It also aims at empowering people with visual impairment from an early age.
In DATE, Poncini donated 1 Tissot Model Silent T to this association. This particular watch has been developed specially to be able to provide an accurate reading of time without having to see the time piece. This watch can be considered as important tool to help visually disabled people in their everyday lives.
ASSOCIATION PAILLE EN QUEUE
Paille en Queue is a small school located at the entrance of the fishing village of Grand Gaube. The school welcomes young people aged between 12 and 16 years old, usually from disadvantaged backgrounds and who failed the final primary school examination. As drop-offs those students are often, unable to read, write or even count properly. This situation makes it even harder for them to find a place in the workforce.
The association is a member of ANFEN network (Adolescent Non Formal Education Network), which includes 17 similar institutions.
Donations of Poncini Group, Allegra Creation, Poncini Sun Boutiques and Parure will help:
- improve students comfort during break (benches)
- improve the safety of the playground
- Improve the playground and buildings facilities.
- provide educational support
- provide psychological help at school
- enable the school to better support students at home.
LINK TO LIFE
Link to Life has been set up since 2002 by a small group of ladies including cancer survivors. The association is a non-profit organisation whose main purpose is to provide support and counselling to cancer patients and their families. It has been duly registered with the Registry of Associations in November 2003 and is a member of MACOSS.cp
Donation of Poncini Group, Allegra Creation, Poncini Sun Boutiques, Parure allow:
-Psychological support & services to Cancer Patients from the vulnerable group
-Free transport services for cancer patients from low income group.
Lupus Alert is the only registered NGO that provides active physical, moral, emotional and financial support to patients and families with Lupus and other related autoimmune diseases in Mauritius. Founded in January 2000, Lupus Alert has been applauded for its pioneering work and vision. Over 2000 people may have lupus in Mauritius and 90% of those affected are teenagers and young adults who are between the ages of 10 and 35 years.
Their vision is to make sure that all people with lupus in Mauritius have guaranteed access to competent health care, high quality treatment and are ensured all support required to live a comfortable life.
Donation of Poncini Group, Allegra Creation, Poncini Sun Boutiques, Parure contribute to
-Lupus Awareness campaign project
RANGER TRUST FOUNDATION
It was through the birth of his oldest son Oliver, who was born extremely prematurely, that Lance Ranger first encountered physical disability within his own family. His positive experiences with Oliver led Lance to want to help other disabled children. After helping to raise sponsorship and funding for several projects in the UK and Mauritius, Lance created the Ranger Foundation Trust (RFT) in April 2008.
The RFT aims to help physically disabled children on the island of Mauritius by delivering National Curriculum education and Conductive Education. Since creating the RFT, Lance has continued to raise awareness of, and sponsorship for the project by embarking on sponsored treks to the South Pole (2007), North Pole (2009), the 500km Finnmarksloepet dog sled race (2011) and an attempted crossing of Greenland in 2013 (he had to turn back after being by two full hurricanes).
Donation of Poncini Group, Poncini Sun Boutiues, Parure allow:
-Conductive Education of handicapped children
-Construction of special needs school at Pinewood, Wooton