(i) DISABILITY UNIT
The policy of this Ministry is to empower persons with disabilities and promote their investigation in the mainstream of the society. This approach revolves around a multi-pronged policy.
The Disability Unit of the Ministry of Social Security and National Solidarity & Senior Citizen Welfare and Reform Institutions serves as "focal point" for issues relating to disability : advocacy, education, training, employment, accessibility, sports and leisure.
The Unit liaises with the various governmental and non-governmental organisations which provide a wide range of services to children and adults with disabilities in Mauritius and Rodrigues.
Contact Person : Mr A.Bankur
Tel No : 2089913
Fax No : 2103216
(ii) THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE REHABILITATION OF DISABLED
The NCRD is the National Co-ordinating Committee for disability issues in Mauritius. It advises on policy matters, makes proposals for improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities, plays a "brokerage role" in favour of NGOs, co-ordinates the activities of voluntary associations and liaises with national and international organisations. The Secretariat of the NCRD is based at the Disability Unit of the Ministry. The NCRD groups most of the non-governmental organisations operating in the field of disability. These provide a wide range of services: special education, vocational training, sheltered employment, day-care services, sports and cultural amenities, advocacy, counselling, etc.
(iii) THE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED PERSONS BOARD
Tel. No.: 248 8987 / 248 8986
Contact Person: Mr C.K Bundhoo,General Manager
The Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Board has been set up under the Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Act, 1996.
Its main objective is to promote training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Act, which, inter alia, stipulates that the labour force of all employers having 35 employees or more should include 3% of disabled persons.
TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED PERSONS BOARD
(iv) LOIS LAGESSE TRUST FUND The Lois Lagesse Trust Fund(LLTF) has been set up under the LLTF ACT 1983 to facilitate the integration of he visually impaired in the mainstream society.
Its main objective is to
Aid,train and educate the visually impaired in Mauritius.
Assist the visually impaired in obtaining medical treatment and suitable employment.
Set up and manage training centres, schools and hostel for the visually impaired.
- Cater for the general welfare of the visually impaired.
Contact Person : Mr A. Dulsing Roy
Tel : 4543253
Fax : 4549806/4659961
Address : 101,Colonel Maingard Street