Bappoo Mauritius

Bappoo announces counselling programme for senior citizens

The elderly of Mauritius will soon have their own counseling programme. The minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions Sheila Bappoo wants to establish this as soon as possible. “The counseling programme is to provide advice to the Senior Citizen Council. Members will have the opportunity to attend sessions led by a lawyer, [...]

12 Dec 2011, The Independent Daily

Dr. Javed Abidi pays courtesy call on Bappoo

The president of Disabled People’s International and director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, Dr Javed Abidi is in the country since December 4 till December 10. He met the minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institution, Sheila Bappoo on Wednesday. During this meeting, he made an appeal [...]

08 Dec 2011, The Independent Daily

Hiring differently-abled to be made mandatory says Bappoo

Measures will be taken to make sure that employers comply with the rule that persons with disabilities constitute 3 per cent of the company’s staff. The Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions is working with the State Law Office to prepare new regulations that will be enforced soon. “The recruitment of disabled [...]

30 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

National NGO policy to be implemented next year: Bappoo

The second parliamentary session on Monday started with Social Security minister Sheila Bappoo resuming her argument concerning the 2012 budget. During her address she mentioned that her ministry will implement a national NGO policy next year to enroot social entrepreneurship. In this context, her ministry will sign an MoU with the Ahmedabad Entrepreneurship Institute in [...]

15 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

Bappoo stresses importance of social welfare, community centres

A conference brought together voluntary members of the management teams of social welfare centres and community centres and aimed at informing them about their roles and responsibilities in addressing new social challenges. This was held on June 23 at the Octave Wiéhe Auditorium, Réduit. The event was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Gender [...]

25 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Programme empowers women with literacy

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, in collaboration with the National Productivity & Competitiveness Council and the Commonwealth of Learning are working towards the empowerment of women. This will be implemented through lifelong learning. The minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Sheila Bappoo and the minister of Tertiary [...]

20 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Bappoo finds women’s battle long but fruitful

One hundred years ago on March 8, when the world first commemorated International Women’s Day, gender equality and women’s empowerment were largely radical ideas. Today, the significant progress that has been achieved through determined advocacy, practical action and enlightened policy making is being celebrated. This year’s observance of International Women’s Day focuses on the theme [...]

08 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily