For children

For children

When you use a holistic approach to understand societal issues, very quickly you realise  that children are the first victims. There is a lack of support for children, be it at home, in schools or in the wider community. Yet, as soon as you look after children you realise that they have the most potential to bring a positive change to society.  Since 1995, ABAIM has been demonstrating this through its cultural and educational actions with children.

Saturday & Sunday Care

The importance of using a holistic approach led ABAIM to be very active in different spheres of social and cultural action.  This is how the Saturday Care project was born in 1995.  This project became very quickly one of the most important projects that we run. Since 2012, a similar concept Sunday Care sprout at Le Morne and Grand Bay. The main objective is to fully develop children through pedagogical activities which do not infringe their rights

Every Saturday between 10.45 am - 4.30pm - Barkly - Beau Bassin 

Every Sunday between 2.00pm - 5.00pm - Le Morne Village 

                                      2.45 pm - 5.00 pm - Grand bay 

Music Workshop

During Saturday and Sunday care, the use of music plays a preponderant role. This is because music offers multifaceted ways to enable holistic development, pedagogical, cultural and therapeutic. Yet, not any type of music. Learning the ravann hand framed drum (framed drum), folk instruments together with the recorder and the guitar enables a reconnection with the country’s cultural tradition.  This learning process is delivered in a jolly atmosphere without pressuring any participants

Besides this space, we also hold rehearsals and musical creation in Group ABAIM the  musical workshop on evenings during weekdays. Children and young people in the community meet for in depth musical work. This acknowledges the ability of young people from a deprived community to positively contribute in a creative way to Mauritius musical heritage.

Specialised support services

Children issues have become very complex. As a result, we set up specialised ways to first understand what is happening to children and most importantly respond to the current situation. Being able to listen to children and their parents/carers has become more important. The use of art therapy with a psychoanalytical approach helped us enormously. At the same time, we have strengthened our support to children for them to have access to public services like healthcare and social services.