Services for SILWF
Department Services Description
Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Improve the quality of life of sugar workers, retired dock workers and their families like housing scheme facilities, Community development, Scholarship schemes for Secondary, Tertiary education and vocational training

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
THE SUGAR INDUSTRY LABOUR WELFARE FUND
 
 
1.        ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FUND
 
·         The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund, set up in 1948, is governed by the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) as subsequently amended.
 
·         The Fund is a parastatal body currently operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions.
 
·         As per s 7 of the SILWF Act, the SILWF Committee is composed of 22 members including a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson appointed by the Parent Minister.
 
2.      OBJECTS OF THE FUND

·         The objects of the Fund as spelt out in the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) as subsequently amended shall be “to do all such things as appear requisite and advantageous for or in connection with the advancement and promotion of the welfare of workers and their children”.
 
However, in accordance with Government Policy, the SILWF has also extended its jurisdiction in urban areas and is operating at national level irrespective of the occupation of the people.
 
 
3.      MISSION STATEMENT
 
(i)                 To develop welfare programs to enhance the well-being and condition of living  of sugar workers and their family for a proper integration in the new emerging socio-economic environment; and
 
(ii)               To mobilise and develop local leadership to ensure an effective and meaningful participation of the community in the harmonious development of the Mauritian Society.
 
 
4.      VISION
 
Our vision is to contribute towards government objectives and to transform Mauritius into an intelligent island through Community Development.
 



5.      ACTIVITIES OF THE FUND & PROJECTS FOR 2015
 
As matters stand, the Fund undertakes mainly Community Development activities through its network of 135 Community Centres.
(a)    Celebration of National and International Events
 
(b)   Widening the Net PC’s Programme throughout the island
 
(c)    Sensitization Campaign on current issues eg. Food Security, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse, Family Welfare, Health etc.
 
(d)   Reinforce recreational and leisure activities eg School Vacation, Care for the Elderly, Youth etc.
 
 
(e)    Training in Income-Generating Activities, such as Kitchen Gardening, Handicrafts, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs and others.
 
(f)    Enhanced motivation of Community Leaders and Volunteers to be involved in local community activities.
 
(g)   Elaboration of activities, closely related to environmental issues eg. Cleanliness Campaign, Energy Saving Programmes, Tree Plantation, Distribution of tools, bins and equipments.
 
(h)   Purchase of equipment and amenities for Community Centres.
 
(i)     Major repairs and infrastructural works of Community Centres.
 
(j)     Refurbishment of Head Office building in line with the requirements of Health and Safety Regulations.
 
6.        EMERGENCY SHELTERS
 
73 Community Centres are used as Emergency Shelters in case of cyclones, floods and other natural disasters.
 

 
7.       POLICY PROPOSALS
 
The Fund’s future policy proposals are as follows:
 
(i)                Reviewing of the SILWF Act
 
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) and as subsequently amended, has to be reviewed in order to have its activities and services redefined to meet the aspirations of the population.
 
(ii)              Extension of Community Based Programmes
 
Under this proposal, the Fund is contemplating to enlarge the scope of its community development activities through setting up of new Community Development Associations.
 
(iii)            Property Development
 
The Fund is proposing to develop the two portions of land found at Jemmapes Street, Port Louis and Gris Gris under the Public Private Partnership project.

THE SUGAR INDUSTRY LABOUR WELFARE FUND
LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 
1
Mr. Nazeer Ameen JUNGGEE
Chairperson
2
Mrs. Beejaunmeemala GUYA
Vice Chairperson
3
Miss Pratima BUNGAROO
Assistant Permanent Secretary 
Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity & Reform Institutions, Port Louis
4
Mr. Anand MOOTEEA
C/O Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Port Louis
5
Mrs. H. RAMNATH
Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, LIC Building, Port Louis
6
Mr. J. BUNDHOO
The Mauritius Cane Industry Authority, MSIRI, Port Louis
7
Mrs. Pamela Desirée Annick BIGAIGNON
331, Rue Hugnin, Rose Hill
8
Mr. Mahendralall RAMDOSS
36 C, Docteur Ferrière Street, Trèfles, Rose Hill
9
Mr. Lall DEWNATH
Ramdoo Road, Chemin Grenier
10
Mr. Kritanand PADARUTH
Royal Road, Bois des Amourettes
11
Mr. Gerard LALL
No. 26, Morcellement Lasourdine, L’Escalier
12
Mr. Parmanand SYDAMAH
Cité Road, Tyack, Rivière des Anguilles
13
Mr. Pranjeewan RAMJUTTUN
Mahatma Gandhi Street, Pointe aux Piments
14
Mr. Vidyanand JEETOOA
Impasse Jouvence, D’Epinay
15
Mr. Renganaden CHENGABROYEN
135, Route Menagerie, Cassis
16
Mr. Nirlup BAUHADOOR
Prime Minister’s Office, National Development Unit, 3rd Floor, Sterling House, Port Louis
17
Mr. Joovalen CHENGEN
Royal Road, Britannia
18
Mr. Bizlall MOHES
G2, Housing Estate, Mapou
19
Mr. Vijaye BUSAWON
Circonstance, St. Pierre
20
Mr. Jean Yves DASANT
229, Ave. de Cocotiers, Morc. Bimsmic,
Flic en Flac
21
Mr. Vishwadeo JODHOA
c/o SILWF
22
Mr. Deepak BENYDIN
79, St. Paul Road, La Caverne, Vacoas