Moka Smart City’s social responsibility

Moka Smart City has entrusted ENL Foundation with the responsibility to implement its social plan in the region. The foundation was created in 2009 and is involved in the development of sustainable communities in three main areas: living in dignity, mentoring and empowering the youth as well as promoting welfare and social interaction in the neighbourhoods.

Flagship projects

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Baz’Art Mokaban

a food trailer offering 100% local, home-made food. It is part of the development plan of the Bazart Kreasion brand, a social enterprise founded in 2011 by the ENL Group. The aim is to financially empower women living in the Moka-Saint Pierre region and help them out of poverty. After a successful training with Chef Curtis Chundnee, four of them are now earning a monthly income from this project.

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Baz’Art Mokaray

a culinary project that offers a place to eat in a green, artisanal setting. It serves traditional Mauritian cuisine prepared with authentic local ingredients by a group of ladies who have successfully completed their training and are determined to make a living from their cooking skills!

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ENL Foundation launched in early March 2020 the employability project, “Aprann”. The aim of this initiative funded by HSBC Mauritius is to help untrained and unqualified people to learn specific skills and get ready to join the labour market.

  • Gender Links

    Gender Links Mauritius was established in 2008 to help women and families out of the vicious cycle of violence, poverty, low self-esteem and depression. The association’s objectives include addressing gender inequality, promoting leadership and rebuilding self-esteem among abused women.

    A: L’Agrément, Saint Pierre
    T: (230) 5 770 9846
    E: [email protected] or [email protected]


    SAFIRE is a public benefit organisation created in 2006 by street educators for street children. It aims to take care of street children, raise public awareness and research and implement strategies for a specialised social intervention. SAFIRE helps them learn social and civic behaviour, supports their integration, social inclusion and cultural rehabilitation as well as works with their families.

    A: Camp Samy Branch Road, Moka
    T: (230) 433 43 71
    E: [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Service Volontaire International – Mauritius

    Service Volontaire International (SVI) Mauritius is a non-profit, pluralistic, apolitical and non-religious association created by and for volunteers. It has been focusing on addressing the many challenges facing society since its inception in 1976. Through its local and international impact projects, it promotes a peaceful world based on solidarity.

    A: Peace Centre, Samy Avenue, Moka
    T: (230) 433 7287
    E: [email protected]

  • Young Queer Alliance (YQA)

    The Young Queer Alliance was founded in 2014 and works on advancing human rights and youth empowerment in Mauritius, with a focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. YQA promotes individual empowerment and advocates the acceptance and celebration of diversity and strives to change discriminatory laws. Outings, conferences and HIV awareness sessions are available to beneficiaries, who can also take refuge in emergencies and participate in personal development training, among others.

    A: L’Agrément, Saint Pierre
    T: (230) 5807 3829
    E: [email protected] or [email protected]

  • FoodWise

    FoodWise is a not-for-profit company that works to reduce food waste and insecurity in Mauritius. It acts as an intermediary that redistributes surplus and unsold food from companies to NGOs supporting vulnerable people. It aims to give a second life to food surpluses; professionalise and make food redistribution safer; relieve the food budget of NGOs and vulnerable families; give vulnerable people access to healthy, quality food; increase collaboration between the private sector and associations in Mauritius; and finally use meals as a means of social integration.

    A: Royal Road, Moka
    T: (230) 54957535 or 59391046
    E: [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Caritas

    Caritas Mauritius has been assisting the less fortunate for 55 years, with a network of over a thousand volunteers who currently support 50,000 beneficiaries across the country. The NGO works actively with public and private sector institutions, United Nations agencies and foreign embassies to fulfil its various missions in the fields of support and development, training and

    A: Saint Pierre-ès-Liens Church, Saint Pierre
    T: (230) 5445 3587
    E: [email protected]