On this symbolic day when the European Union Commission is being honored, we would like to highlight its efforts to ensure equal opportunities and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Mauritius through its partnership with Global Rainbow Foundation.
Lives have been improved or even positively changed forever thanks to the project Enable Mauritius: Leaving No One Behind, Persons with Disabilities funded by the Delegation of the European Union in Mauritius.
Thanks to the EU Funding, we are able to produce and offer prosthesis and orthosis to people who have suffered an amputation; giving them the possibility to walk again.
At the Global Rainbow Foundation, we have been running courses with the objective of job placement of people with disabilities. At least five training sessions have been organized with about 50 participants.
Thanks to EU support, we have launched mass Awareness Campaigns to promote the rights, inclusion and abilities of PwDs.
Under the project in 2020, more than 20 beneficiaries received home visits, in addition to 700 who benefited from medical services in our medical camps.
We are providing capability building training to NGOs operating in disability sector.
Some 80 beneficiaries received rehabilitation services and 14 assistive devices were distributed.
The Global Rainbow Foundation thanks the Delegation of the European Union in Mauritius for its continuous support in our mission in being the voice of the voiceless in Mauritius.
Happy Europe Day !