A survey carried out in 2002 in the suburbs of Port-Louis revealed that there were adolescents who failed CPE exams, and they were neither working nor pursuing school. Often these adolescents came from poor and broken families. They are very much prone to become victims of social evils such as juvenile delinquency... Thus, to empower these adolescents, the Century Welfare Association at Cité Martial opened the ‘Ecole d’Accompagnement’ in 2004 for girls between 13 to 16 years old.


  • Basic English, French, mathematics, geography and computer
  • Religious studies
  • Human values and culture
  • Aerobics
  • Painting
  • Dress making and embroidery
  • Cookery and food hygiene
  • Handicrafts (basketry, beads making, glass-painting, …)

Aims and objectives

  • To provide an opportunity to impart basic academic education with human values
  • To provide prevocational and vocational skills
  • To provide counselling
  • To encourage the students to develop their own business and become entrepreneur
  • To empower the students to become responsible and independent adults
  • To provide a conducive environment for socialisation and recreation/leisure


Facilities and services

  • Classes
  • Fitness center
  • Computer laboratory
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Equipment and materials for dressmaking and other activities…

Project for the future

  • Recruitment of social facilitators