Safire: Re-insertion and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius

Safire: Re-insertion and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius


Date: May 29, 2019
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Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) Safire: Re-insertion and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius
Country Mauritius
Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) Safire: Re-insertion and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius
Category Economic Justice – including Education & Economic Development
PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE
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Result Statement Safire’s main goal is to contribute to the protection and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius, preventing them from falling prey to the vices of society. It aims to reintegrate those children in their community, highlighting the necessity to acknowledge and respect their human rights.
Context Homeless children face countless problems such as being forced to drop out from academic institutions from an early age, which further leads to economic exploitation, sexual exploitation and potential lapse into drugs. Safire’s main goal is to contribute to the protection and rehabilitation of homeless children in Mauritius, preventing them from falling prey to the vices of society. It aims to reintegrate those children in their community, highlighting the necessity to acknowledge and respect their human rights.
Key Actions The activities implemented involve:
approaching children in their immediate environments.
creating a pedagogical space, which acts as an alternative to street-life
ensuring that those children gain access to education and,
using the power of sports to protect, respect, and support those children.
Partners Fédération Mauricienne du Cyclisme​
Association de Football de Maurice (MFA)​
Comité National d’Olympique de Maurice​
Ministère de la Jeunesse et Sports​
Ministère de l’Education​
Ministère de la Santé​
Ministère du Genre et du Développement de l’Enfant et du Bienêtre de la Famille​
Ministère de la Sécurité Sociale​
National CSR Foundation​
National Empowerment Foundation​
Rotary Club de Phoenix​
Consortium for Street Children​
Street Child United, UK​
Strategies Capacity Building and Sensitization of general public.
How many US$ have been allocated per area.
Gender specific allocation Gender in mainstream projects (please specify below) Amount contributed in cash or in kind by partner organisations (please specify below)
0, 0, 0
Please explain who the donor/partner was and what they contributed in relation to the in kind contributions you mentioned above. N/A
Please explain the gender in mainstream projects budget allocations N/A
Direct beneficiaries 0, 0, 0
Indirect beneficiaries 0, 0, 0
Online beneficiaries 0, 0, 0
Total 0, 0, 0
Challenges N/A
Immediate results and next steps One of our major wins was that the children demonstrated a regular attendance and participation during our activities. Hence, the process of imparting societal and educational norms was easily carried out. Also, the beneficiaries gain a certificate of participation towards the end of the program, which further motivates their involvement. Additionally, our program provided opportunities for the beneficiaries to visit concerned enterprises and were eligible for internships, hence facilitating their inclusion in the professional sphere.

Long term Impact ​We aim to use activities via this project as stepping stones to consolidate our primary axes of work: approaching children and creation of our pedagogical farm. We also aim to build a ‘Break-Away’ home at Verdun, another safe space for these children. We hope that our current measures can help children as well as sensitize the family members in their immediate environment on their rights and needs, with the aim of improving their behavioral tendencies.
Learning and how this will be applied We have learnt how to work on sustainable development with our beneficiaries, for instance our bio-farm. We have also learnt how to network specific problems with other local and international partners.
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