SOS Poverty (founded in 1998), was registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in February 2000 before it obtained its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Accreditation in January 2009. The NGO number is 6144 and its CSR Accreditation number is 1100.

The Executive/Management Committee is constituted as follows:

Name Post
Saajidah Dauhoo President
Abdool Cader Casseem Secretary
Saleem M. H. Dahal Treasurer
Ackbaree Begum Ally Member
Helena Shirley Tuyau Member

SOS Poverty employs full-time staff to deliver its core support services and administrate several projects including a free full-time nursery for infants and toddlers aged 3 months to 3 years old and a free pre-school for 3 -5 years old children.

Our Vision Statement

Create a poverty-free community by promoting employability and active citizenship for all, through quality educational and empowerment programmes.

Our Mission Statement

  • We endeavour to combat poverty through inclusive education/ training and self-help socio-economic programmes.
  • We firmly believe that a poverty-free Mauritius is achievable through the genuine active participation of the people for improving their economic conditions.
  • We are committed to the promotion of human rights and social justice.

Our Core Objectives

  • To reduce poverty through education.
  • To promote self-help projects.
  • To provide formal and non-formal educational courses.
  • To raise funds for the delivery of its empowerment programmes.

Integrated Plan of Actions

Our actions through empowerment activities consists of a series of micro-projects of multi-disciplinary facets, with short term and long-term objectives. The micro-projects are implemented in an integrated manner so as to reach the most vulnerable groups of society.

  1. SOS Poverty provides a free Nursery for about 19 children and a free Pre-Primary School for about 45 students. 
  2. We provide a safe and healthy learning environment for infants and toddlers growing in a poverty-stricken suburb of the capital.
  3. We aim to create opportunities to improve women’s financial independence by providing free schooling for their children (up to 5-year-olds) and through various women empowerment programmes. 
  4. We also monitor the situation regarding the actual living conditions of our beneficiaries and their families and propose our social aid programmes where possible. 
  5. We promote the use of ICT in teaching and learning through the “Accompagnement Scolaire” programme in order to bridge the IT literacy gap for poorer children and maximise opportunities for them to succeed in mainstream education and in life.