Fondation Espoir Développement
As a pioneer of Corporate Social Responsibility in Mauritius, Fondation Espoir Développement Beachcomber (FED) aims at promoting the socio-economic development of Mauritius, as well as preserving its natural and cultural heritage so that the country remains an attractive touristic destination.
As part of our commitment to sustainable development, our numerous CSR projects help communities by offering training and employment opportunities to vulnerable youth, promoting small entrepreneurs, education, and more. You can view a selection of our current projects below.
PROJET EMPLOYABILITE JEUNES (PEJ)
The PEJ project trains young job seekers in the academic and social skills necessary for a healthy personal and professional life. Through the programme, these youths are trained for jobs in various departments of the hospitality industry, such as room service, maintenance, the kitchen, and more.
The Beautiful Hands programme promotes the work of local craftsmen and traditional Mauritian crafts in the boutiques and hotels on the island.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards is a collaboration between the FED and the Ministry of Youth aimed at boys and girls aged 14-24. The programme helps them develop new skills by making them regularly participate in community service activities as well as sports. With the assistance of Beachcomber, Artisans, who are part of the FED member committee, help recruit, support, and encourage young people in their village to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
REGIONAL COMMITTEES FOR LA FONDATION ESPOIR ET DÉVELOPPEMENT (FED)
Each of our business units is part of a regional committee of the FED. Through these committees, we are able to bring about change through numerous social projects such as the following:
- Le Victoria Beachcomber and Pointe aux Piments Government School collaborate to fight absenteeism of pupils from vulnerable backgrounds and provide them with academic support.
- Le Trou-aux-Biches Beachcomber collaborates with Ecole Notre Dame de Fatima, a school which offers non-formal education to out-of-school youths. Artisans of the hotel provide training in hospitality skills to the pupils who also come for short educational visits and placements at the hotel.
- Artisans of Shandrani Beachcomber organize introduction sessions to Information Technology in the villages of the South-East in collaboration with the IT Caravan of the National Computer Board.
- An Artisan of Head Office who is also responsible of scouts groups in Curepipe has set up a roving library for the scouts. Freshly retired Beachcomber employees have also contributed to the project by sorting the books.
As good neighbours, Beachcomber invites children from the community to share a meal and play at the hotel with our guests’ children.
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