The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius


Date: December 22, 2017
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The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members.

SHHH welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender Ministry nor the RYC. They are often left to fend for themselves and are left with no roof over their head. Besides, they are not even eligible for any social benefits.

The Halfway Home has opened its door on the 1st September 2017 and as at December 2017, we have 6 residents and a two-year-old kid in the shelter. Our maximum capacity of accommodation is 8 residents.

RESIDENTS’ PROGRESS

  • Loulou* is doing her Higher School Certificate (HSC) and will take part in the final exams in 2018 this year.
  • Minou* is working at LUX Hotels and Resorts, Belle Mare in the housekeeping department.
  • Grenda* has joined back her family after 10 years. The reunion was warmth taking. She is now continuing her studies at Southern Handicapped Association.

Read more on their Life Stories (in english) and view video (in french & creole)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR DONORS

Our main donor of the SHHH programme is the National CSR Foundation which granted fund in July 2017 to start up this project.

We also have diverse private organisations who are amongst our donors & they include: (1) LUX Hotels and Resorts  (2) Mooneeram Associates  (3) Jurist Consult  (4) CIM Finance  (5) HSBC Mauritius  (6) System Buildings  (7) Phoenix Bev  (8) Loretto College, Curepipe  (9) Lions Club (Flacq)  (10) Other Individual Donations

Each resident costs SAFE HAVEN MUR 120000 a year (all inclusive with rent, food, clothes, HR, bills, transport, outings, courses etc.) to donate, see details below

Account name – Gender Links

Bank – STATE BANK OF MAURITIUS

Iban-MU28STCB118003010012040600

Swift Code- STCBMUMU

Account Number- 62030100120406

 

View the Newsletter of Safe Haven Halfway Home.


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