Halley Movement is a coalition of charitable organisations working for the welfare of children and family in Mauritius and in the southern African region. The NGO, founded in 1990, is in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Research plays an important role at Halley Movement. We believe that through research studies, we are better prepared to devise policies and measures for the protection of our children. Research guides us for the need of capacity building of stakeholders working with children such as teachers & community leaders, and also contributes towards devising an action plan in a preventive way to address current or forthcoming children’s issues. Moreover, the following research studies conducted by Halley Movement are considered as key elements in the development of children in Mauritius Halley Movement and the Coalition have been coordinating action 2015/Mauritius.
Various national activities geared towards SDGs have been successfully held mobilising thousands of women, young people, parliamentarians, academia, the media and the business sector. The community-based programmes are in line towards taking forward Agenda 2030 and roping in many participants in the years to come.
Programmes and activities
Since its conception, Halley Movement has worked on several community-based programmes including Human Rights, Child Finance Initiative, Intergenerational Project, Youth Entrepreneurship Mentorship Programme, Literacy project for marginalised youths, Internet safety for children, among others. The most recent project is the Good Digital Parenting Programme. Halley Movement launched Helpline Mauritius in 2012 which receives around 50 requests for counselling from parents and children on a daily basis. This online counselling service is a platform which provides access to users in different modes to have guidance on problems related to several issues. Helpline Mauritius is accessible at www.helplinemauritius.org
- Inequalities in Mauritius
- Working with women, the elderly, population with disabilities, marginalized youths and homeless people