Mauritius hands over houses to underprivileged families

A family receiving the keys of Full Concrete Housing Units. Photo : Republic of Mauritius-News

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Mauritius government recently handed over housing unit keys to nine families under the Full Concrete Housing (FCH) Unit Scheme.

Launched at the Petit Raffray, the FCH is a project which is a collaboration of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF) and the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment. It is mandated to provide decent housing units of 40 square metres and 50 square metres to eligible vulnerable families with a view to improve their lifestyle and enabling them progress in their lives.

The Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Alain Wong, highlighted the importance for every citizen of the country to live in proper living conditions, reiterating government’s commitment to uplift the lives of vulnerable people.

“With access to necessary facilities and amenities, the beneficiaries will be able to live in a pleasant environment, therefore helping them to become more ambitious to pursue their endeavours,” said Wong.

The handing over ceremony coincided with an award of certificates to nine participants who have followed the Life Enhancement Education Programme and nine attendees who have pursued a training course on beekeeping.

The programme aims to equip NEF beneficiaries with life skills and values, while preparing them to adapt to social changes and support them to become responsible citizens.

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