As a responsible business organization, MauBank recognizes the integral role and responsibilities it has towards society. Driven by a strong commitment to improve the wellbeing of the communities in which we operate, the bank has conscientiously carried forward its CSR programme alongside its business activities. For us, this means pursuing financial growth, but not without keeping an eye on social and environmental concerns that require action. The overall aim of MauBank CSR programme is to bring positive change and impact on society as a whole, while maximizing the creation of shared value for the owners of the business, employees, shareholders and stakeholders.
Recognizing the important role NGOs play in the advancement of social initiatives, MauBank has supported projects implemented by them which will collectively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Mauritius has committed to achieve.
Association of Disability Service Providers (ADSP) was founded in 2003. ADSP is a specialized needs school for children and young adults having a physical impairment and learning difficulties. Their mission is to provide academic and non-academic education and rehabilitation services to children and young adults with special education needs and promote social inclusion in the community. MauBank has been supporting ADSP for the last six years and collaborating closely with the NGO for infrastructural development, the purchase of a van and specialized equipment for the sensory room amongst other things.
Chrysalide is a rehabilitation center providing psychosocial support and facilitating social reinsertion of women who are sexually exploited and diagnosed HIV positive. They also welcome those addicted to drugs and alcohol, including their children during the therapy period. The NGO operates a residential therapy model which normally lasts between one and two years. The association has a comprehensive approach for care and treatment in addressing issues related to drug dependencies, reintegration of women addicted to drugs and alcohol, supporting women living with HIV/AIDS and female sex workers.
MauBank has helped the NGO by taking care of the procurement of laptops and printer, so that the ladies can receive basic computer trainings and work on their CV to enable them to find a job to ease their integration in the society.
Clef Care Mauritius (CCM) is an NGO which acts as a facilitator to children born with a cleft and who cannot afford the expenses of surgical interventions, locally or abroad. Its objective is to reach out to patients who need to undergo surgical interventions, with a mission of helping them and bringing a smile to all children and adults born with a cleft. MauBank has supported CCM towards:
- starter kits to parents of babies born with a cleft – the starter kit comprise special feeding materials for children,
- surgery costs to patients born with cleft care and,
- hiring the services of a Speech Therapist.
Elles C Nous Association is an NGO which was established in June 2007. The association welcomes children from vulnerable families after school hours on a daily basis. It has 70 registered children aged between 5-17 years, coming from vulnerable families. The NGO takes care of children, residing mainly in the region of Beau-Bassin, suburbs of Rose -Hill and in the district of Plaines-Wilhems. The organization supports children in their studies, help parents psychologically, organize healthy leisure activities such as sports and music.
The bank has funded groceries for one-year as well as school materials such as stationeries for their academic and art classes. MauBank also pays the salary of a field employer, to help the NGO to identify and support the affected families.
The Trevor Huddleston Association also known as CareCo in Rodrigues was founded with the collaboration of Craft-Aid Mauritius and is active in the field of education and training of children Living with Disabilities and coming from poor families.
Their aim is to increase children’s access to special care for optimal growth and development. The NGO also provides services of audiology, tympanometry, ear-mould making, as well as fitting and programming of hearing aids. The bank has been funding projects of the NGO since 2017 and recently funded the purchase of an audiometer and a tympanometer.
Well-being of strays is an NGO which takes care of stray dogs/cats and other animals and is committed to feeding them daily. They also take care of sterilization of the animals in different parts of the island. The bank has taken the sterilization cost of 300 animals with the objective of lessening the number of stray dogs and cats on the island