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Training modules lay emphasis on: -
The Home Economics Unit, therefore works towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 12.
These are as follows: -
Courses are free of cost, MQA approved and are targeted at all members (women & men) of the community). Special emphasis is laid on vulnerable groups. Tailor made programmes (Life-skills Development Programmes) are also implemented for the benefit of young children & youth (both boys & girls) as well as for working persons (both men & women).
Training Programmes are run as a decentralized service in a network of more than 125 centres located all over the island. Centres include the following: -
Training on Quality Control of Food Products
The Home Economics Unit also offers specialised services namely the: -
The objective of these clubs is to promote agricultural activities among women as well as to enhance healthy eating, food security as well as income generating activities. 25 AWCs are functional over the island.
These clubs aim at providing dietary advice to overweight and/or obese women on the management of their body weights. Emphasis is also laid on the regular practice of physical exercise. The objective is to combat non – communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and hyper cholesterol caused by poor eating habits and wrong lifestyles. These clubs are usually coupled with training on ‘healthy lifestyle’.
The Unit also manages a Production Centre cum Sales Outlet located at Plaine des Papayes (within the compound of the Social Welfare Centre). The aim of the above specialised centre is to empower vulnerable women and their families economically and to help them become financial independent. This centre was set up in March 2011 as a specialized project under the “Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress”.
The objectives of the Plaine des Papayes Production Centre cum Sales Outlet are to: -
Hence the services/facilities offered include training, production on a semi – industrial scale, on site exhibition and sales of products, counselling, &networking as well as exchange programmes.
More than 1000 women have been trained and about 25% have successfully started income generating activities.
Local mini fairs are organised all over the island, even in remote areas with a view to offering a platform to our trainees (potential women entrepreneurs) to market their products, generate income as well as to boost up their self -confidence & leadership skills.
Sales of vegetables by members of Agricultural Women’s Clubs
Home Economics extension mainly involves members of Agricultural Women’s Clubs.
Interested persons are given specialised training to set up projects in connection with the cultivation of flowers and strawberries, pulses, food security crops as well as in apiculture, poultry keeping and the rearing of small animals, etc.
Contact details: -
6th Floor, CSK Building
Cnr. Remy Ollier & Emmanuel Anquetil Streets, Port – Louis
Phone Number: 206 38 24 Fax Number: 217 65 57
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone/Fax Number: 696 46 75
Phone/Fax Number: 266 85 10
Phone/Fax Number: 435 74 63
Phone/Fax Number: 637 83 89