THE WELFARE DEPARTMENT
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF CUREPIPE
Address: Queen Elizabeth II Avenue Curepipe • Phone No.: (230) 675 4041/42 • Fax No.: (230) 676 5054/676 5058
SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS:
CHIEF WELFARE OFFICER
Mr Lachanah GAVANARAIDOO
PRINCIPAL WELFARE OFFICER
Mrs R SUMBOO
SENIOR WELFARE OFFICER
Mrs G ETTOO
The Welfare Department provides services to the citizens in the fields of education, culture, sports and leisure.
Access to free Education for Pre-Primary children of low income families at Residence Malherbes (A).
1. Football grounds: Sir Winston Churchill Stadium (Velodrome), Sir Harilall Vaghjee Stadium, Les Casernes, Robinson Football Ground, Malherbes Football Ground, Mangalkhan Football Ground, Atlee Football Ground, Lapeyrouse Football Ground, Wooton Football Ground, L’Oyseau Football Ground.
2. Petanque pitches: Tests de Buch, Square Bruce, Malherbes, Mangalkhan, Robinson, Joachim, Residence Atlée, Residence St Luc, Les Casernes, Wooton, Sadally, L’Oyseau, Lapeyrouse, La Brasserie, Engrais Martial, Allée Brillant, SSR Botanical Garden
3. Volleyball cum Basketball Court: Res Atlee, Res Casernes, Malherbes (A), Wooton, Mangalkhan, Lapeyrouse, Engrais Martial, L’Oyseau, Floreal.
4. Municipal Social Halls / Multipurpose Complex Mangalkhan Social Hall, Malherbes Social Hall, Jay Narain Roy M. P Complex- (Regnaud), Dame Rosina Henrisson M.P Complex- Les Casernes, Les Casernes Municipal Centre – (Ex PPS)
6. Children Playground : Queen Elizabeth, SSR Botanical, Residence St Luc, Malherbes, Les Casernes, Joachim, Mangalkhan, Residence Atlee, Dame Henrisson, Robinson, La Brasserie, Sadally, Wooton.
Special events organised by the Welfare Department:
CELEBRATION OF RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
Financial grants and logistic supports are given to socio-cultural groups and religious institutions for the celebration of festivals such as Maha Shivaratree, Cavadee, Ganesh Chaturthi, Spring Festival, Eid-ul-Fitr, Ugadi, Varusha Pirappu
– Cultural programmes are organised on the occasion of Spring Festival, Varusha Pirappu, Ugadi, Eid, Shivaji Day, Easter, Assumption, Christmas.
– Sports activities/competitions and cultural events are held throughout the year: Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Boxing, Petanque, Cycle Racing, Street Football.
The Art Gallery Malcolm de Chazal at Lake Point welcome artists of the island throughout the year.
1. Senior Citizens Activities with collaboration of Federation of Senior Citizens (Theatre, outings, health screening, competition).
2. Women Activities: Gender awareness campaigns, pacific street manifestation, talks, seminars and conferences on gender issues, e-learning, adult education and community development.
Projects in the Pipeline for the Welfare Department:
1. Construction of a multi-purpose complex at Engrais Martial
2. Upgrading of Malherbes (A) Social Hall
3. Construction of cloakroom at Residence Loyseau
4. Construction of a synthetic athletic track at Les
Casernes Football Ground
5. Upgrading of all children’s playground