The goal of the Drop-In Centre project is to provide support to commercial sexual exploitation and teenage pregnancy, in terms of counselling, medical, contraceptive and information.The Drop-In Centre acts as a facilitation centre for children victims of sexual abuse & exploitation in their reintegration rehabilitation. Recreational activities are conducted at the centre for the victims.
In 2009, the Drop-In-center Project has attracted a major donor, the Prime Minister’s office, through the Women’s and Children’s in Distress Solidarity Fund in order to address the existing problem of sexual abuse and exploitation of children which is a serious issue in Mauritius and this project is being actually funded by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.
Services Offered at the Drop-In-Centre
> Psycho-Sexual Counseling
> Judicial Assistance
> Medical Assistance and Counseling
> Assist the integration of children in the family, school and society.
The Drop-In-Center consists of personnel like a doctor, a nurse, a clinical psychologist, a law representative, educators and social workers.
Counselling services at the Drop-In-Center is also available between 8.30 – 4.00 pm. A psychologist and social workers are attached to the Drop-In Centre to provide support and assistance to children victims of sexual abuse, CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children), sexual exploitation, child prostitution and teenage pregnancy. Home visits are also conducted to the victims.
If you know any child who is a victim of sexual abuse, CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children), sexual exploitation, child prostitution or teenage pregnancy, help them by contacting us on telephone number 208-9233, 211-4101.