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Our Projects

Terra Foundation major sponsorships

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

H. Ramnarain Government School (ZEP school)

Since 2004, Terra supports this ZEP school (priority zone education) found in a pocket of poverty within its factory area. Some 4 projects were sponsored to address absenteeism, failures and provide some welfare and rewards to the vulnerable kids. In 2021 the foundation maintained its sponsorship for the Assistant School Community Facilitator and for the remedial programme including two teachers.

Les Amis de Zippy via Action for Integral Human Development

3 schools and reaching 323 children and 33 adults

College Technique St Gabriel via Action for Economic and Social Development

Scholarship of one student of low-income family

BPS Fatima college via Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Louis CSR

The foundation sponsored their innovative ‘Education for Sustainability’ programme for 4 years enabling them to spread the concept in all their curriculum.

Maison Familiale Rurale du Nord

Supported for food packs during the past two years.

 

DAILY MEALS

CARITAS SOLITUDE

Daily breakfast and meals for the most vulnerable beneficiaries of this NGO when going to school.

Association Amour Sans Frontières

Caring for handicaped children and young adults.

DISABILITY

Autisme Maurice

Contributing for the sponsorship of a teacher and for the running costs of their branch in the North reaching 10 adolescents.

Lizie dan la main 

Sponsoring an administrative assistant and contributing for the educators as well as for a film for the 40 years of the NGO. The group has been a partner  of this NGO for the past 31 years.

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Lovebridge

The foundation has been supporting Lovebridge since 2018 for the monitoring of 10 vulnerable families of Pamplemousses and enabled them to open a branch in that region. Their office was renovated and equipped with the help of the employees of the group. In 2021 the foundation maintained its contribution for theproject.

APEA

Contribution to their public collection.

SAFIRE

The foundation has been sponsoring a social worker for this NGO for the past 10 years for the daily monitoring and follow-up of some 38 vulnerable children in difficulty in a pocket of poverty called ‘Cité Mère Teresa’ in Triolet. It also sponsored various activities and holiday programs, as well as training sessions for unemployed women, who are now in recycling newspapers into paper bags business. In 2021 the foundation maintained itssponsorship for the social worker monitoring the children and the cycling academy  An additional support was given during the lockdown by donating emergency food packs to the most vulnerable families and a donation of masks and sanitisers to the beneficiaries.

Caritas Solitude

The foundation has been supporting Caritas for its northern branch at Solitude for theircommunity project La Caze Lespwar for the past11 years through various educational andrecreative projects as well as for meals support.In 2021 the foundation maintained itssponsorship for the daily breakfasts and lunch ofvulnerable students, for IT beginners classesand for holiday activities. An additional support was given during the lockdown by donatingemergency food packs to the most vulnerable families and a donation of masks and sanitisers to the beneficiaries.

HEALTH CARE

T1 DIAMS

Through the sponsorship of T1Diams, the foundation is helping 338 vulnerable children suffering from type 1 diabetes to have access to quality health services, and support for the management of their illness via the sponsorship of medical materials and participation to therapy camps.

ENVIRONMENT

Mission Verte

The foundation has been sponsoring Mission Verte for several projects during the past 10 years including 2 lorries for the collection of sorted waste for recycling, awareness sessions in schools on the 3 Rs and composting. In 2020, the foundation contributed to a new project ‘Freedom Plastic’ which enables thestudents of the North to transform the plastic into everyday utensils.

Biodiversity Preservation

Regularly supported this NGO for awareness campaigns in schools promoting pesticide-free and organic planting. The foundation also contributed to the organization of the first Community Earth Market of this NGO.

Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

The foundation supported this NGO for 7 years for the field expenses of the conservation of the Mauritian Echo Parakeet (Grosse Cateau Verte) which was an endangered specie. The population has now increased satisfactorily and is no longer endangered.

SPORTS

SAFIRE

The foundation sponsors the cycling academy of this NGO.

Association de Développement de Pamplemousses

For the transport costs of the beneficiaries attending the training sessions of their football school for the equipment and transport costs.

CULTURE

Theatre School

Contributing to the sponsorship of beneficiaries of the NGOs of the region to attend a Theatre School.

RODRIGUES

RODRIGUES

Rodrigues always had an important part in the actions of the foundation and during the past 12 years Rs.7,9M was allocated to Rodrigues out of the total Rs79M sponsored for 19 projects reaching more than 4,000 children and 1,368 adults.

The annual educational tour of Rodriguan students in Mauritius was also an important event which enabled employees of the group to participate in the welcome, visits and organisation of lunch and activities of these students and school delegations. Some 65 educational visits for 14 schools and NGOs were sponsored.

Unfortunately in 2021 with the consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic, lockdowns, changed school calendar, it was not possible to schedule such educational tours and they have been put on hold for the time being.

Caritas Rodrigues

For 5 projects:

( 1) Daily meal support for 129 vulnerable students.

(2) Sponsorship of pastry courses, ingredients as well as equipment for 150 beneficiaries of Association des Écoles Ménagères.

(3) University fees for 2 vulnerable youths.

(4) Psychological therapy and counselling for youths living in difficult situations and for children living in a shelter.

(5) Housing assistance project for extremely vulnerable people.

Rodriguan schools educational tour in Mauritius

For 8 primary schools: The foundation sponsored one day in their educational tour including the transport, entry fees at L’Aventure du Sucre and lunch. A ‘blind food tasting’ workshop and related activities were also organised, as well as some prizes and bags for a delegation of 455 people including 313 students. The employees of Terra volunteered for the welcome of the students, as well as for the organisation of the activities.

OTHERS

10 years of Terra Foundation in 2020

In 2020 Terra Foundation celebrated its 10 years.  It was an occasion to celebrate the success stories of our beneficiaries, the true heroes of our projects and to honor the tremendous achievement of our long-term NGO partners.

Terra ‘Stay Safe’ operation

The emergency funds were also used to organise a ‘Terra Stay Safe Operation’ by distributing 2 foot-pedal sanitising stations to two NGOs caring for beneficiaries requiring medical assistance and five such stations to the SSRN Hospital and also distributed to 11 NGOs some 7000 masks and gallons of sanitizing solution.

Terra Covid-19 emergency fund

During the lockdown in 2020, the suddenness of the confinement lead to critical situations in many vulnerable families and the group responded by creating a special emergency fund to support the neediest of the North. From 2020 to 2021 some 432 emergency food packs were distributed

Christmas actions

In 2021, the foundation sponsored 125 Christmas food packs with special Christmas treats for 125 vulnerable families of 6 NGOs of the region, who could not afford their usual Christmas activities owing to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.