Our Non-Profit Partners

Extend your reach and amplify your impact by joining our network of NPOs

By partnering with the I61 Foundation for your project needs, NPOs gain enhanced visibility and trust among funders, accelerating their access to vital resources.

Become part of this dedicated network and let’s drive sustainable change for our communities together. We support the following nonprofits:

Benefits for NPOs

We are committed to helping non-profit organisations (NPOs) thrive by providing them with the connections, resources, and support they need to succeed.

By partnering with I61 Foundation, NPOs enhance their efficiency, impact and sustainability.

  • Increased visibility and credibility through our thorough vetting process
  • Access to a network of funders
  • Capacity building and resources on governance and compliance
  • Assistance in the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects

Our Network of Vetted NPOs

Meet our community of thoroughly vetted and approved NPOs, demonstrating a shared commitment to transparent operations, strong governance, and targeted community actions

Association Pour Personnes En Larmes (APPEL) has been a registered NPO since 2006, and aims to create a pathway for vulnerable women and children, as well as homeless men. APPEL aims to assist them in finding a way back into society and improving their way of life through two programs:

• ARCH is a residential and day care program for homeless men.
• SAFE is an empowerment program established in 2013 for vulnerable women. Hairdressing classes were launched in 2018.

Community Impact:
Capacity Growth Program
Covid-19 Response 2021

Association Amour et Espoir is located in Coteau Raffin, just south of La Gaulette on the west coast – one of the three poorest regions in Mauritius. This NGO focusses on the wellbeing of the children in this region, providing them with meals, after school activities and psychosocial support.

Community Impact:
Children’s Feeding Scheme
Covid-19 Response 2021
Social Welfare Support
Covid-19: Coteau Raffin 2020

Ecomode Society, an active NGO in Mauritius since 2012, has a mission to protect and conserve the terrestrial and marine environment through research and community engagement. Its group of experienced scientists and volunteers aim to develop leadership and social responsibility by supporting an eco-friendly lifestyle through programmes dealing with ocean conservation, solid waste management, and public awareness. The team also aims at strengthening adaptation capacity and reducing vulnerability in poor local communities affected by climate change.

Ecomode is actively involved in various projects towards marine biodiversity protection and restoration around Mauritius.

Etoile d’Espérance, located in Curepipe, has been rehabilitating women addicted to alcoholic substances since April 1998 through a dynamic therapeutic structure, with specialised staff and partners. Women reside at the beautiful home and assist with daily chores and the running thereof.

Please see statistics of their success below:

Women going through Residential Care40283946
Women on The After Care Programme15223238
Number of relapses (%)12 (30%)6 (21%)11 (28%)16 (34%)


Community Impact:
Halfway House Project

Hope House is an NGO with the purpose of social upliftment in Mauritius. Founded in early 2014, Hope House has developed various social projects to teach, guide and bring people with difficult circumstances together, encouraging them to create their own futures. They believe in helping people to help themselves. Only then they can make a sustainable difference in the system, both economically and socially. Therefore their programs are aimed to empower the disadvantaged towards lasting change.

Community Impact:
Covid-19 Response 2021

I CAN Special Needs School is an NGO for children with disabilities, helping develop their creativity and basic skills. The school, which has been operating since March 2013, was founded by Mrs Vrinda Luchmaya, a special needs educator certified by the Mauritius Institute of Education and headmistress of the school. The school merges academics with creativity and gathers parents and families whose children suffer from disabilities, ensuring each child receives the education he/she needs.

Community Impact:
I Can School Move Part 1
Schooling for Mario*

Kolektif Rivier Nwar (KRN) is a registered non-governmental association whose mission is to unite local NGOs and other social actors to optimise their resources so as to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of Grande and Petite Rivière Noire. KRN has its area of intervention in Specialised and Holistic Education for all the children living in the region of Grande Rivière Noire. KRN also works for the community development of the region from La Preneuse to Case Noyale.

Community Impact:

Motilakaz Project #1

Aquaponics Project

Volunteer Connect Impact:

July 2022 – Oak Helps out at Kolektief Rivier Nwar

July 2022 – Weekly Volunteering at KRN’s Children Literacy program

September 2021 – KRN Literacy Volunteer

Pont du Tamarinier is an NGO involved in relocation and support projects of the families they partner with. In 2004, Le Village du Tamarinier was created by the relocation of the 42 families from Camp La Colle. To date, 88 families (350 people) benefit from the help and support of Pont du Tamarinier. To monitor and support the families, the association organizes monthly meetings in the village, and provides social and psychological support.

Community Impact:
Carre D’As Sanitary Project
Motilakaz Project #1
Covid-19 Response 2021
C5 Lakaz Building Project

Volunteer Impact:

July 2021 – Motilkaz

Ti Rayons Soleil, an NGO created in 2007 in Mauritius, helps children and vulnerable people living in pockets of poverty. The final goal of community development projects is the fight against poverty and exclusion through training, “Empowerment”, educational, nutritional, medical and para-medical support. The supervision of people in the programs makes it possible to create a social bond and thus, to counter exclusion.

Ti Rayons Soleil identifies within pockets of poverty, children who have unmet basic needs and are deprived of basic care. Then our teams intervene on the educational, nutritional, medical and psychological level.

Community Impact:

Upgrading of Pre-School
Covid-19 Response 2021
Sun Kids Refurbishment
Sun Kids School Meals

Volunteer Impact:

August 2021 – Ti Rayons Soleil

The Good Shop exists to support the community through our retail shops. Items no longer needed, used, or wanted are donated to The Good Shop and we turn them into opportunities. Items sold in our shops fund our missions to improve the lives of people in Mauritius. Our activities improve the environment while funding employment and education initiatives and go toward benefiting education, employment, and environment. We have three outlets in Calebasses, Curepipe and Belle Rose.

Mauritius is home to many talented craft workers, many of which go unnoticed. In 2006, Fondation Espoir Développement Beachcomber (FED) launched the Beautiful LocalHands project to help these artisans by giving them the opportunity to develop their skills and sell their products to the tourist market. The project is a resounding success and generates income for vulnerable people, their communities, and helps preserve traditional crafts and cultural heritage. Many of the 55 artisans who work regularly with FED are women who use their income to improve the quality of life of their families, and give their children a better education.

Bonheur Associé Aux Enfants is based in Village Beau Vallon in the southeast of Mauritius. They support 65 children from 38 vulnerable families in severe financial difficulty and circumstance. Over and above other activities, the preparation and distribution of lunch packs every school day for each of the children, is one of the NGO’s main activities. The staff start working at 5:00am to prepare food and organise lunch packs for the children to collect from 6:15 am. The Lunch pack consists of a sandwich, yoghurt, fruit or juice and other goodies, depending on the availability of funds and from the donations collected. This activity is carried out throughout each school term, regardless of the children being online or in class. There has been a marked change in the children: (1) The children are more eager to go to school and there are less absentees; (2) The parents feel much relief as this activity reduces their financial burden.

Caritas Ile Maurice, present in 47 parishes around the island, has been supporting these communities for over 50 years, resulting in a sound understanding of the families and their needs. Caritas Ile Maurice works to rehabilitate the poor, the excluded and the oppressed through an action of love and proximity by welcoming and listening to them, visiting and accompanying them, so that they may rediscover their dignity and build together a fair and united community.

For more information, visit: www.caritasilemaurice.org

Community Impact:
Covid-19 Response 2020

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a registered, non-profit Christian organisation. They have been operating in Mauritius since the 19th of September 1989 and are also recognised as a Charitable Association. Their main social goal is to promote a healthy attitude among the children and young people of the country, as well as their families, by raising their awareness in entertaining a positive approach to life and providing them with academic, social and character-building classes and activities. The children are mostly from deprived backgrounds and come from all over the island. CEF’s office is found in Port Louis and they are currently serving 25 areas in Mauritius which consist of around 300 children. CEF also supports vulnerable families they work with by assisting them in their times of need.

Community Impact:
Covid-19 Response 2021

Eco-Sud is a non-governmental organisation aspiring for a combative Mauritius, where the “nature’s rights” is a priority and where it’s good to live for everyone.

The primary mission of the NGO is to fervently protect the Mauritian territory biodiversity and environment, for the current and future generations.

To complete this mission, Eco-Sud is dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness and educating the public on ecological issues.
  • Assembling and rallying a strong and passionate local society.
  • Defending and protecting the engendered species and sites on the
  • Mauritian territory.
    Promoting a balance between environmental, social and economic developments for a sustainable Mauritius

Community Impact:
R.O.C. Project

ENL Foundation, a keen supporter of and an active participant in integrated and sustainable community developments, aims at empowering local communities for autonomy. They work in close partnership with main beneficiaries, local authorities as well as specialist field NGOs to empower communities they work with to transcend hopelessness and to take full ownership of their own growth. 

The foundation invests significant time and resources in nurturing future generations through education, training and exposure to current trends. ENL Foundation aims at grooming the youth, especially those from socially vulnerable neighbourhoods into leaders and role models of their peers.

This non-formal education center, a branch of Mahebourg Espoir, opened on January 17, 2011 in Mahebourg, in the south-east of Mauritius, allows us to help adolescents who have been excluded from primary education. A member of ANFEN (Adolescent Non-Formal Education Network), Mahebourg Espoir Education Center offers non-formal education to adolescents – girls and boys – in Mahebourg and the south-eastern region of Mauritius.

Medair Madagascar, active since 2002 in Madagascar, is an impartial, independent, and neutral humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to save lives and help vulnerable people in crisis.

Medair focuses on emergency response, women and children, innovations and refugees through responding within 24 hours of a disaster, restoring essential services and helping the community return to normal life and helping the community prepare for future crises through risk reduction.

The vision of the NEF, established by the government as a non-profit public company, is to eradicate extreme and chronic poverty and to strive towards the creation of an inclusive and more equitable society in Mauritius. The Foundation aims to support and empower the vulnerable groups with a view to mainstreaming them in society and improving their quality of life in a sustainable manner through the provision of an effective and efficient service delivery, imbued in equity, fairness and impartiality.

Community Impact:
Rainwater Harvesting

Not A Number, a ‘for-impact’ organisation, works towards the creation of safer communities by harnessing the innate potential of all people to better themselves and become positive influences on their world. Our aim is to contribute towards a future where people are less burdened by crime, with fewer victims, and a genuine system of justice. We shine a light on the faceless ‘numbers’ that overwhelm our justice system – the endless list of victims of crime as well as those perpetrators lost in the cycle of criminality.

Community Impact:
Prisoner Reintegration Project

Social Circus of Cite La Chaux, created in 2021, provides a safe and supporting environment that fosters personal as well as social development by means of circus arts. It has proved its positive impact on the children from impoverished or different socio-cultural backgrounds all over Cite La Chaux.

Through Social Circus of Cite La Chaux skills, children learn to:

  • Cultivate self-trust
  • Foster self-respect
  • Embrace respect for others and the materials they use
  • Surmount social barriers
  • Articulate and navigate their emotions
  • Enhance body awareness
  • Unleash and nurture their creativity

In essence, Social Circus serves as a beacon for positive change, empowering children to grow individually and collectively through the enriching medium of circus arts.

Precious Plastic Mauritius, is a nonprofit organisation providing solutions to plastic waste and cleaning Mauritian beaches and mangroves. Precious Plastic sets its mission at overcoming poverty and cleaning the oceans from plastic through the creation of a plastic recycling economy.

Days for Girls Toliara, active since 2016 in Madagascar, advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for all. The organisation houses sewing machines and other necessary equipment and has trained many women to make patented reusable sanitary kits. The project leader educates women and girls about menstruation health and hygiene. The organisation aims to increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating Social Entrepreneurs, mobilising volunteers and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls.

Revey Twa Fam

Created in 2021, Revey Twa Fam aims to empower vulnerable women in the southeast of Mauritius through hands-on training and an employment service that helps them find and maintain job security. These vulnerable women, between the ages of 17 and 50, are taught technical, emotional, and social skills and are exposed to greater employment opportunities.

Heart Reach Madagascar is a local Malagasy association, created in April 2018, to facilitate the implementation of projects in Madagascar. The vision and mission of Heart Reach Madagascar is to build the capacity of underprivileged people in the areas of hygiene and education, in order to break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better future. The slogan of the association is “Changing one life at a time”

Rainbow Children village, active since October 2017 in Zimbabwe, was established and founded  to provide a restorative home for children with cancer and caregivers from disadvantaged areas. The objective of the Home is to allow disadvantaged children from the rural areas and surrounds with no relatives or friends in Harare, a welcoming, clean surrounds with healthy sustaining food, to recover from their chemotherapy treatment before the journey home. The Home will also house those children who require accommodation should they require intensive treatment over a short period of time.