A survey carried out in 1997 in the suburbs of Port-Louis revealed that there were many children with disabilities. Many came from poor families and could not attend a special school. Thus, the Century Welfare Association officially opened its Special Educational Needs School (SENS) on the 2nd March 1998 by the then President of the Republic, Mr Cassam Uteem. To date, the school has approximately 60 children and is registered as a SENS by the Ministry of Education.

Facilities and services

  • Adapted lesson plans
  • Full care for children with severe disabilities
  • Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychological services
  • Parent and carer training by therapists
  • Medical and dental check-ups
  • Prevocational and vocational trainings
  • Fitness center and hall for sports and exercises
  • Access to swimming pool once every week
  • Outings
  • Home visits and making home adaptations
  • Van facility to bring students to and from school
  • Basic computer training
  • Activities, games ...


Aims and objectives

  • To provide access to proper care and attention
  • To enhance well-being and health: physically, emotionally and intellectually
  • To provide adequate education and life skills as well as to promote development
  • To enhance self-esteem and self-confidence